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CNG 103, Lot: 400. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (26.5mm, 27.79 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, circa 253/2-246 BC. Head right with ram’s horn, veiled and wearing stephanos; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Λ to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 476; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/8; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 4 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Boston MFA –; BMC 11 (same obv. die); Hunt IV 500 (same obv. die); Pozzi 3224 (same obv. die). Good VF, underlying luster.