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Triton XXI, Lot: 546. Estimate $50000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. AV Pentadrachm (27.5mm, 21.30 g, 11h). Attic standard. Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy III, circa 242/1-222. Veiled and draped bust right / BAΣIΛΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ, filleted cornucopia; stars flanking, small E below. Svoronos 973; van Driessche dies D1/R– (unlisted rev. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Adams III –; Bement 1844 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 2279 (same obv. die); Hunt III 60. EF, lustrous, some light marks.

Ex Roma VII (22 March 2014), lot 806.