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    High-Relief Queenly Portrait

    PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinoe II, deified (after 270 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (27mm, 27.78 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 2/5. Posthumous issue of Alexandria under Ptolemy VI-VIII, ca. 186-127 BC. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoe II right (with features of Cleopatra II?), wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, lotus scepter over far shoulder, K behind / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with fringed diadem. Svoronos 1498. SNG Copenhagen 322. Deeply struck in impressive high relief; a few surface marks and reverse ding on cornucopia.

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