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Family of Ptolemy II

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 866. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. AV Tetradrachm (20mm, 13.87 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 265-246 BC. ADELFWN, conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; Gallic shield behind their heads / QEWN, conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled. Svoronos 604; SNG Copenhagen 133. Good VF, minor field marks, small lamination on obverse.