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Very Rare Dated Gold Tetradrachm

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 988. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Tetradrachm (13.87 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Dated RY 10 (261 BC). Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; Gallic shield to left, K to right / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; K to left. Svoronos 618 var. (no K on rev.); Noeske 38 var. (no K on obv., K to right on rev.); SNG Copenhagen 133 var. (undated). Fine. Very rare.