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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1538. Estimate $7000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy III.. 246-221 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.65 gm). Year 6 (242/241 BC). Joppa mint. Diademed and veiled head of Arsinöe II right, lotus-tipped sceptre over shoulder / ARSINOHS FILADELFOU, double cornucopiae bound with fillet; C, monogram, Q below. Svoronos -; Troxell, ANSMN 28, pg. 53, 41; SNG Copenhagen -. Good VF, two scuffs on the reverse. Extremely rare issue from Joppa, only the second recorded specimen of this year (see Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 28, lot 539), only a few traceable specimens of other years. ($7000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.