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Triton XXI, Lot: 544. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (27mm, 27.73 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy IV, 221-205 BC. Bust of the deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis; trident over left shoulder, middle prong ends in a lotus finial / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, radiate and filleted cornucopia; ΔI below. Svoronos 1117; Olivier & Lorber dies 4/15; SNG Copenhagen 196; Adams III 2101; Boston MFA 2283 (same obv. die); Consul Weber 4497 (same dies); Gulbenkian 1076; Jameson 1817; Kraay & Hirmer 803; Noeske 137. EF, lustrous, usual die rust.

Ex Clearwater Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 785.