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Triton XXII, Lot: 418. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $13000. 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 Pentadrachm (26.5mm, 20.99 g, 12h). 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, small E below. CPE 745; Svoronos 973; van Driessche dies D–/R5 (unlisted obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Adams III –; Bement 1844; Boston MFA 2279; Hunt III 60. Good VF, light cleaning scratches, a few marks. Very rare, only 12 cited by van Driessche.

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