A superb oktadrachm of Arsinoe II
Lot 126
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Oktadrachm or Mnaieion (Gold, 27 mm, 27.78 g, 12 h), Alexandria, circa 253/2. Diademed and veiled bust of Arsinoe II to right, with the tip of a lotos scepter at the top of her head; behind to left, Θ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet and with two grape bunches hanging at sides. Noeske 39 (same obverse die). Olivier & Lorber 98-101. SNG Copenhagen 134. Svoronos 460. A superb piece, boldly struck and with a splendid portrait. Extremely fine.


From a Swiss collection, formed before 2005.
Estimate:
10000 CHF
Starting price:
8000 CHF
Hammer price:
11000 CHF
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Closing time: 27-Oct-18, 06:00:00 CET
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