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Triton XXI, Lot: 538. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (28mm, 27.40 g, 11h). 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, Θ to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 460; Olivier & Lorber dies unlisted; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional Group, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2–3; SNG Copenhagen 134; Adams III 2090; Hirsch 1808; Jameson 1811; Noeske 39; Pozzi 3221–2. Good VF, light scratches and a few contact marks, slight die shift on reverse.