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Triton XXI, Lot: 545. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (27mm, 27.71 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 3/7, 46 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 196; Adams III 2101 (same obv. die); BMC 103 = GPCG 30 (same dies); Bement 1851 (same dies); Boston MFA 2283; Gulbenkian 1076; Jameson 1817; Kraay & Hirmer 803; Noeske 137. Good VF, lightly toned, underlying luster, slight die shift.

Ex Antiqua FPL XV (2008), no. 50.