In 101 BC he had his mother killed, and ruled either alone or with his niece/wife, Berenice III. He was exiled around 88 BC when his citizens and army turned against him. He fled to Syria, and upon his return with a new army became infamous for melting down and looting the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, in order to pay the mercenaries which brought him back on the throne, and replacing the former sarcophagus with one made of glass.
The citizens of Alexandria were so outraged at this act, that he was subsequently exiled again almost immediately and that all records attributed to Ptolemy X would try to be erased. He would later be killed on his way to Cyprus.
Reverse: Two eagles standing on lightning, cornucopiae before them ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.37 g
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle with closed wings standing facing left on thunderbolt; large aphlaston at left
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 7.45 g