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CNG 111, Lot: 416. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. Died 270/268 BC. AV Mnaieion – “Oktadrachm” (28.5mm, 27.76 g, 11h). Alexandreia mint. Struck under Ptolemy VI, circa 180-145 BC. Head right with ram’s horn, veiled and wearing stephanos; lotus-tipped scepter in background, K to left / APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet. Cf. Svoronos 1242, 1374, and 1498–9; Olivier Group 2, unlisted rev. dies (but prob. from the same hand as D10/R17); SNG Copenhagen –. Good VF, toned, edge marks, minor double strike.

From the PRB Collection.