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Triton XXII, Lot: 408. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. 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 Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (29mm, 27.72 g, 1h). 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 / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above. CPE 313; Svoronos 603; Olivier & Lorber dies unlisted; SNG Copenhagen 132; Adams III 2083; Boston MFA 2274; Dewing 2752; Kraay & Hirmer 801; Noeske 37. Good VF, trace deposits, light cleaning marks and a few edge marks. Well centered on a broad, medallic flan.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Dr. A. Saslow, April 1986.