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Triton XXII, Lot: 412. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AR Dekadrachm (33mm, 35.65 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy II, circa 253/2-250/49 BC. Head right, with ram’s horn, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, MM to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia with grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. CPE 354 (Ptolemy II); Svoronos 947; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 7 = SNG Lockett 3415 (same obv. die); SNG Berry 1483 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 26; Boston MFA –; Hermitage Sale II 1583; Ward 889 = Ward Sale 740 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, slight die wear. Excellent metal for issue.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 261; Burton Y. Berry Collection.