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.