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Triton XV, Lot: 1315. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (27mm, 27.80 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, circa 253/2-246 BC. Head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, I to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 471; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 2 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –; CNG 84, lot 761. EF, light marks, very slight die shift. Very rare with I control, 6 coins known to Troxell.