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10900379
CNG 109, Lot: 379. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (26.5mm, 27.76 g, 12h). Posthumous issue. 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 3/8, 56 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 196; Adams III 2101 (same dies); BMC 103 = GPCG 30 (same obv. die); Bement 1851 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 2283; Gulbenkian 1076; Jameson 1817; Kraay & Hirmer 803; Noeske 137; Pozzi 3239 (same dies). Near EF, underlying luster, some roughness.


Ex Pegasi XXIV (5 April 2011), lot 273; Goldberg 59 (1 June 2010), lot 2252.