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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 158. Estimate CHF75000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF70000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 21.34 g), after c.241 BC. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well struck and fresh. Virtually as struck.

From the collection of APCW, USA.