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Ancients: Ptolemy VI-Ptolemy VIII (145-116 BC). AV mnaieion or oktadrachm (27.75 gm). ...

2011 January New York Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction #3012

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 3, 2011
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Ptolemy VI-Ptolemy VIII (145-116 BC). AV mnaieion or oktadrachm (27.75 gm). Alexandria, in the name of the deified Arsinöe II (died 270 BC). Diademed and veiled head of Arsinöe II right, horn of Ammon visible beneath ear, K behind / AΡΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOΥ, double cornucopiae filled with fruit and bound with fillet. Svoronos 1499. SNG Copenhagen 322. With full, radiant mint luster. A virtually perfect specimen. In NGC holder, graded Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5.

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