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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 522

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Half Mnaïeion – ‘Tetradrachm’ (19mm, 13.92 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 272-261/0 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 522.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 8 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Half Mnaïeion – ‘Tetradrachm’ (19mm, 13.92 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 272-261/0 BC. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; AΔEΛΦΩN above, shield to left, K below chin (barely visible at edge) / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above. CPE 311; Svoronos 618; Olivier & Lorber dies 3/4; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 40 (same obv. die); Adams –; Boston MFA –; Dewing –; Noeske –. EF. Very rare issue, only 18 recorded by Olivier & Lorber (7 in museums).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIII (23 March 2017), lot 423 corr. (misattributed as issue without K; hammer £9500).


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.