Ptolemy III - Basileus of Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía from 244 BC to 222 BC
Ptolemaios III was the third king of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.

He was the eldest son of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his first wife, Arsinoe I, and came to power in 246 BC upon the death of his father. He married Berenice of Cyrene in the year corresponding to 244/243 BC.

He was responsible for the first known example of a series of decrees published as bilingual inscriptions on massive stone blocks in three writing systems.

After declaring his son his successor in 222 BC, Ptolemios III died, leaving Egypt at the peak of its political power and internally stable and prosperous.
Ptolemy III
King Ptolemy III "the Benefactor" of the Ptolemaic Kingdom

Epithet: Euergetes ("the Benefactor")

(1) Ptolemy III 264-222 BC
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon facing right, wearing tainia, dotted border
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Cult statue of Aphrodite standing facing
Ref: Svoronos 1008
(2) Ptolemy III c. 240 BC
AE unit Asia Minor
Obverse: diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: eagle standing on thunderbolt, tripod left; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
Ref: Svoronos 793 (Ptolemy II–Ake-Ptolem...
(3) Ptolemy III 246-235 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: Eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia on shoulder; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ, Λ
Ref: Svoronos 1167, SEAR 8025
(4) Ptolemy III 246-222 BC
Obverse: Diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; XP monogram between legs, filleted cornucopiae in left field
Ref: Svoronos 965; SNG Copenhagen 173; S...
(5) Ptolemy III 246-221 BC
AE unit Egypt
Obverse: Head of Zevs Ammon
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt
Ref: Sear 7814, Sf., ss
(6) Ptolemy III 246-222 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.
Reverse: Cult statue of Aphrodite Cypria standing facing on pediment.
Ref: Svoronos 1007; Weiser 109; SNG Cope...