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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 516. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon). Second reign, 145-116 BC. Æ Hemidrachm (42mm, 38.77 g, 11h). Uncertain mint in Cyprus. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; F to right. Svoronos 1641b-ia; Weiser -; SNG Copenhagen 651. VF, dark green and brown patina, partial flat strike on reverse. Very rare.

From the Chris Blom Collection.