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Triton XXI, Lot: 542. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AR Dekadrachm (33mm, 34.32 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, circa 253/2-246 BC. Head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, MM to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia with grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 947; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 7 = SNG Lockett 3415 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 26; Boston MFA –; Noeske –; Ward 889 = Ward Sale 740 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, cleaning scratches, light roughness. Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 318 (15 January 2014), lot 324.