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Pedigreed to 1926

Triton XXII, Lot: 413. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’ (29.5mm, 27.83 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy VI-VIII, circa 180-116 BC. Head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, K to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 1242β (same obv. die); Olivier Group 5, 3472 (D33/R80 – this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Delepierre 3063; BMC –; Boston MFA –; Noeske –. EF, underlying luster, a few light marks in fields. Exceptional style for this later Arsinoe issue.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Dr. A. Saslow, March 1985. Ex Stack’s (17 September 1980), lot 214; Münzen und Medaillen AG XXV (17 November 1962), lot 497; Ars Classica XII (18 October 1926), lot 2608.