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CNG 109, Lot: 378. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaïeion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (28mm, 27.75 g, 11h). 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 Group 1, 3369 var. (D5/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG Copenhagen 321–2; Boston MFA 2293; Adams III 2095; Dewing 2762; Gulbenkian 1081–2; Hunt II 642–3; Jameson 1815. VF, faint cleaning marks, a couple tiny contact marks.