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Ancients: Ptolemy VI to VIII (180-117 BC). AV mnaieion (28mm, 27.76 gm, 12h)....

2013 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 19, 2013
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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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Mint State Ptolemaic Mnaieion
Ptolemy VI to VIII (180-117 BC). AV mnaieion (28mm, 27.76 gm, 12h). Alexandria, ca. 170-116 BC. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoë II with ram's horn, wearing diademed stephane, lotus scepter over far shoulder, K behind  / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with diadem. Svoronos, 1498. SNG Copenhagen 322. Deeply struck on a broad flan from dies of fine style and fully lustrous. NGC MS? 5/5 - 4/5.

It has been speculated that the later K-type mnaieions issued during the reigns of Ptolemy VI through VIII feature a disguised portrait of Cleopatra II, who was the sister and later wife of both brothers. If such is the case, the K behind the head could refer to Kleopatra (on the original issues of Ptolemy II-III, from which the later issues were copied, the K was one of several letters used to designate obverse dies). Certainly the portrait on these later issues bears little resemblance to the face of Arsinoë II found on the gold pieces minted closer to her lifetime. Whether the difference is the result of stylization, as found in succeeding portraits of Ptolemy I Soter, or does in fact reflect the features of the contemporary Ptolemaic queen must remain an intriguing mystery. 

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