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Triton XXII, Lot: 417. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. AR Pentadrachm (32mm, 19.45 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy III, circa 242/1-222 BC. Veiled and draped bust right, wearing necklace / BAΣIΛΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ, filleted cornucopia; laureate piloi of the Dioskouroi flanking. CPE 742; Svoronos 989; van Driessche dies unlisted; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 7; Triton VIII, lot 587 (same dies); Triton VI, 495 (same rev. die). EF, toned, a hint of porosity and die wear. Very rare, only five noted by van Driessche, three in CoinArchives.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Heritage, May 2011. Ex G. Hirsch 271 (17 February 2011), lot 2115.