PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 383. Estimate $10000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
285-246 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.60 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 265-246 BC. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN AΔEΛΦΩN above, Gallic shield behind / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled. Svoronos 934 (Ptolemy III); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Noske -; Boston MFA 2273 (Ptolemy III; same dies); EHC pp. 103-4 (Ptolemy II); Adda Collection (Christie’s, Oct. 1984), lot 289 (same dies). VF, a few scattered marks and light smoothing in the fields. Extremely rare.