|Area/Ruler:||Egypt: Ptolemy VI Philometor|
|Obverse:||Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia|
|Reverse:||Two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left."ΠΤΟΛΜΑΙΟϒ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΩΣ"|
|Reference:||Svoronos 1424, SNG Copenhagen 308-10|
Ptolemy VI Philometor
Ptolemy succeeded in 180 BC at the age of about 6 and ruled jointly with his mother, Cleopatra I, until her death in 176 BC, which is what 'Philometor', his epithet, implies; "he who loves his mother". The following year he married his sister, Cleopatra II, as it was customary for Pharaohs, for the Ptolemaic Greek kings had adopted many customs of the Pharaohs. He had at least four children with her: Ptolemy Eupator, Ptolemy Neos, Cleopatra Thea and Cleopatra III, and possibly Berenice.
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