PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Oktadrachm (Gold, 28 mm, 27.80 g, 1 h), Alexandria, after 265. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy II, draped, and Arsinoe II, veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy I, draped, and Berenike I, veiled, to right. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. A splendid example, well struck in high relief and with four superb portraits. Extremely fine.
From a Swiss collection.
This is an unusually fine example of the famous dynastic Ptolemaic Mnaeion or Oktadrachm. The obverse shows Ptolemy II with his sister-wife Arsinöe II, whereas the reverse bears the portraits of their parents, Ptolemy I and Berenike I.