Arsinoe II, Gold Octadrachm

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Ptolemaic Egypt, Arsinoe II Philadelphos (Died 270/268 BC). Gold Mnaieion/Octadrachm, mint of Alexandria, struck under Ptolemy II, c. 253/2-246 BC. Obverse: Female head facing right veiled and wearing stephanos, lotus-tipped…
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Description

Ptolemaic Egypt, Arsinoe II Philadelphos (Died 270/268 BC).

Gold Mnaieion/Octadrachm, mint of Alexandria, struck under Ptolemy II, c. 253/2-246 BC.

Obverse: Female head facing right veiled and wearing stephanos, lotus-tipped sceptre in background, Θ to left.
Reverse: APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides.

(Svoronos 460; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/9, 56 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 134; Noeske 39; Hirsch 1808; Jameson 1811; Pozzi 3221–2 (all from same obverse die)).

Extremely Fine. Minor nick on cheek.

27.75g.

Ex. Dr Lawrence A. Adams Collection;
Ex. Triton IX (10/01/2006), lot #1076;
Ex. Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), #68;
Ex. Stack’s (05/12/2000), lot #19.

Specification

Periodc. 253/2 - 246 BC
Datec. 253/2-246 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Octodrachm

Coin Ruler

Arsinoe II

Country

Africa

Coin House

Egypt

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Alexandria

ReferencesSvoronos 460; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/9, 56 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 134; Noeske 39; Hirsch 1808; Jameson 1811; Pozzi 3221–2 (all from same obverse die)
Weight27.75 g

Provenance

Ex. Dr Lawrence A. Adams Collection;
Ex. Triton IX (10/01/2006), lot #1076;
Ex. Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), #68;
Ex. Stack's (05/12/2000), lot #19.

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