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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 184. Estimate CHF6500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Oktadrachm or Mnaieion (Gold, 29mm, 27.77 g 12), Alexandria, c. 253/2-246 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane and with a scepter passing behind her and with its lotos-tip above her head; behind to left, Λ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with a fillet and filled with fruits. Svoronos 476. Troxell, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 4. An elegant piece, struck on a broad flan. Some minor scuffs and scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Canonicus collection.