An impressive mnaieion of Arsinoe II
Lot 3494
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Mnaieion or Oktadrachm (Gold, 27 mm, 27.76 g, 12 h), Alexandria, struck under Ptolemy II, circa 252/1-250/49. Veiled head of Arsinoe II to right, wearing stephane; lotos-tipped scepter in background; to left, I. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet and with two grape bunches hanging at sides. CPE 389. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 471. A bright and attractive coin. Light marks, otherwise, good very fine.


The impressive Ptolemaic Mnaieia took their name from the fact that they were valued at one Mina (or 100 drachms) in silver.
Starting price:
2500 CHF
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16000 CHF
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Closing time: 22-Aug-22, 14:06:30 CEST
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