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89001312
Triton XV, Lot: 1312. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (26mm, 27.75 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, circa 253/2 BC. Head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134; Noeske 39 (same obv. die); Hirsch 1808. Near EF, underlying luster, usual small die break in left field on obverse.