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Triton XXI, Lot: 543. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $57500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (27.5mm, 27.82 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy VI, circa 180-145 BC. Head right with ram’s horn, veiled and wearing stephanos; lotus-tipped scepter in background, K to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 1242, 1374, and 1498–9; Olivier 3404 (D18/R31 – this coin); SNG Copenhagen 321–2; Boston MFA 2293 (same obv. die); Adams III 2095; Dewing 2762; Gulbenkian 1081–2; Hunt II 642–3; Hunt IV 516; Jameson 1815. Superb EF, lustrous. Exceptional!.


Ex G. Hirsch 275 (22 September 2011), lot 4134; Münzen und Medaillen AG 85 (11 April 1997), lot 151; Auctiones AG 26 (16 September 1996), lot 334.