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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 187. Estimate CHF40000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF44000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, c. 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 26mm, 21.37 g 12), Alexandria, after c. 241. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing ornate necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well struck and fresh. Virtually as struck.

From the Canonicus collection, ex Nomos 3, 10 May 2011, 158.