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CNG 87, Lot: 698. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoë II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. AV Mnaïeion – “Oktadrachm” (27mm, 27.73 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, 253/2-246 BC. Head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left / Double cornucopia bound with fillet. Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134; Boston MFA -; Triton XII, lot 386 (same obv. die); CNG 76, lot 875 (same obv. die). Near EF, underlying luster.