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Triton XXII, Lot: 415. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (26.5mm, 27.74 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 3/7; SNG Copenhagen 196; BMC 103 (same dies); Bement 1851 (same dies); Boston MFA 2283; Kraay & Hirmer 803; Nanteuil 452 (same obv. die); Weber 8264 (same obv. die). Near EF, a few small marks, typical die rust and a couple tiny die breaks on obverse.


From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Frank Kovacs, January 1986.