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Triton XXI, Lot: 539. 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, 27.70 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, I to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 471; Olivier & Lorber dies 2/2; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 2 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Adams III 2091 (same obv. die); Boston MFA Supp. 320; de Luynes 3562 (same obv. die); Triton XIII, lot 234 (same obv. die). Near EF, underlying luster, light scratch in field on obverse, a couple tiny die breaks.