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Triton XXII, Lot: 419. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4750. 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 Tetarte – Sixteenth Mnaïeion (10mm, 1.54 g, 12h). Uncertain mint 32, perhaps Seleukeia in Piereia. Veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephane; lotus scepter in background (tip above bust) / BAΣIΛΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ, filleted cornucopia. CPE 806; Svoronos 983; van Driessche dies D1/R1, a (this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; Weber 4495 (same obv. die). VF, a little die rust, a few scrapes and marks. Rare, only 16 cited by van Driessche.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Freeman & Sear, September 2006. Ex Goldberg 26 (6 September 2004), lot 2137; Marian A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 30 November 1999), lot 664; Leu 25 (23 April 1980), lot 197.