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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 206. Estimate CHF6000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 25mm, 27.83 g 12), Alexandria, 253/2-246. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. Boston MFA 2268. Svoronos 475 and pl. 15, 14. Troxell, group 3 and pl. 7, 3. Attractive and bright with some luster around the devices. Extremely fine.

From an American collection.