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Triton XXI, Lot: 536. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Half Mnaieion – ‘Tetradrachm’ (21mm, 13.81 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 272-261/0 BC. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; AΔEΛΦΩN above, shield to left / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above. Svoronos 604; Olivier & Lorber dies 35/94, 353 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 133; SNG Hart 1152 (same obv. die); Adams III 2084; Boston MFA 2275; Dewing 2753-4; Noeske 38. Near EF, underlying luster, a couple tiny deposits on reverse.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 117 (14 October 2002), lot 348.