PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaieion or Oktadrachm (Gold, 25 mm, 27.71 g, 12 h), Alexandria, circa 272-261/0. AΔEΛΦΩN Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinöe II, diademed and veiled, to right; behind, Galatian shield. Rev. ΘEΩN Coinjoined busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike, diademed and veiled, to right. CPE 313. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. Light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.
The impressive Ptolemaic Mnaieia took their name from the fact that they were valued at one Mina (or 100 drachms) in silver.