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Triton XXII, Lot: 414. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (26mm, 27.81 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy IV, 219-217 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. CPE 888; Svoronos 1117; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/1; SNG Copenhagen 196; Benha 28 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 2283; Kraay & Hirmer 803; Noeske 137. EF, underlying luster, early die state with minimal die rust. Exceptional.