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90080207
Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 207. Estimate CHF6000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 28mm, 27.78 g 11), 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, Λ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. Svoronos 476. Attractive and of good style. Some minor deposits on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.


From an American collection.