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Triton XXII, Lot: 416. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. AV 2½ Drachms (21mm, 10.69 g, 11h). Attic standard. Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy III, circa 242/1-222 BC. Veiled and draped bust right, wearing necklace / BAΣIΛΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ, filleted cornucopia; stars flanking. CPE 738; Svoronos 979; van Driessche dies D2/R4; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Lockett 3418; BMC 3 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 2279 (same dies); Consul Weber 4493 (same obv. die); McClean 9790. Good VF, a few small field marks . Very rare, only 13 cited by van Driessche.

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