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Rare Dated Half Mnaïeion

CNG 91, Lot: 397. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Half Mnaïeion – “Tetradrachm” (20mm, 13.88 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Dated RY 10 (261 BC). Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; AΔEΛΦΩN above, Gallic shield behind / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above, K (date) to lower right. Svoronos 618; SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske 38; Boston MFA –; Dewing –; BMC 3; DCA –. VF, scattered light marks and scratches. Very rare with date.