PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 386. Estimate $7500.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Died 270 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.76 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, 253/2-246 BC. Veiled and diademed head right, wearing stephane; Θ to left, lotus-tipped scepter behind / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet. Troxell, Arsinoe
, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 3 (same obv. die as illustrated coin); Svoronos 460; SNG Copenhagen 134; BMC 9; Noske -; Boston MFA -; CNG 76, lot 875 (same obv. die). Good VF, light graffito in field on reverse.