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Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 1361. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $22000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. AR Pentakaidekadrachm (52.91 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint(?). Struck under Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC. Veiled and draped bust right / BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ, cornucopia bound with fillet between two laureate piloi. Svoronos 988; D. Vagi, “The Ptolemaic Pentakaidekadrachm,” SAN XX.1 (1997), pp. 5-10; H.A. Hazard, Ptolemaic Coins (Toronto, 1995), c1052 (dodecadrachm); SNG Copenhagen -; Noeske -; Boston MFA -. Good VF, toned, usual hairline flan crack, cleaning marks. Well centered and struck. Very rare.