Coins D and E, both with two-eagle reverses, form the majority of the hoard (99 coins, 61%) and they are the latest coins in the hoard. The determination of the dates of these coins, produced after the reform and shortly before the deposit of the hoard, would give a second indicator of hoard chronology.
Coins of type E (Svoronos 1424) were present in the Corinth hoard in association with a coin (Svoronos 1380) that showed a two-eagle reverse and an obverse legend "Queen Cleopatra". (See Part 1 for images of these coins and evidence of their close chronological relationship.)
Thompson showed that it was "virtually certain" that the queen referred to was Cleopatra I. She therefore dated Sv1380 to the reign of Cleopatra I (180-176 BC) and she suggested that coins Sv1424 (i.e., group E) were dated to c.170-164 BC.
Price found both D and E types of coins in the Saqqâra hoards and he concluded that there is "little doubt" that type E was produced before 170 and close to the time of Cleopatra I. The production of coins E was extensive; they are among the most common of Ptolemaic coins and their production probably extended over a long period.
On the above basis, type D and E coins are assigned to Ptolemy VI beginning c. 176 BC and with E continuing past 170 BC.