A lustrous and sharp Mnaieion of Ptolemy II
Lot 1652
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Mnaieion or Oktadrachm (Gold, 25 mm, 27.85 g, 12 h), Alexandria, struck under Ptolemy IV, circa 219-217. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. CPE 888. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. Lustrous and sharp, a beautiful piece. Some flan faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.


From a European collection, privately acquired from Dr. Michael Brandt before 2005.

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
Current bid:
4000 CHF
Bid increment:
200 CHF
Minimum bid:
4200 CHF
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Closing time: 04-Dec-22, 14:43:00 CET
All winning bids are subject to an 18.5% buyer's fee.

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