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    PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (25.5mm, 27.70 gm, 12h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5, edge bump. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy IV, ca. 221-205 BC. Bust of the deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis; trident over left shoulder, the central tine ornamented with lotus finial / ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, radiate and filleted cornucopia, one bunch of grapes hanging at side; ΔI below. Svoronos 1117. SNG Copenhagen 196. Very pleasing eye appeal with honest, even wear. Some very light deposits around the crown on obverse.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 60 (22 May 2002), lot 1001.


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