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CNG 88, Lot: 549. Estimate $12500.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaïeion – “Oktadrachm” (26mm, 27.91 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy IV, 221-205 BC. Bust of the deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis; trident over left shoulder, middle prong ends in a lotus finial / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, radiate and filleted cornucopia; ΔI below. Svoronos 1117; SNG Copenhagen 196; Noeske 137; Boston MFA 2283; Dewing -. Near EF, typical die rust on obverse, small flan flaw on reverse.