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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591543
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1543. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Ptolemaic Kings of. Ptolemy VI or Ptolemy VIII. 180-116 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.87 gm). Diademed and veiled head of Arsinöe II right, lotus-tipped sceptre over shoulder; K behind / ARSINOHS FILADELFOU, double cornucopiae bound with fillet. Svoronos 1499; SNG Copenhagen 322. EF, light reverse die rust. ($5000)

Ex The Marian A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 30 November - 1 December 1999), lot 665.

The commemorative coinage of Arsinoe II experienced a resurgence at the Cypriote mints under Ptolemy V. This revival was continued by his successors, who supplemented the Cypriote issues with a large gold coinage, consisting of oktadrachms, tetradrachms and didrachms, from Alexandria.