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    PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, with Arsinoe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenice I (285-246 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (29mm, 27.71 gm, 12h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 2/5, ex-jewelry.  Alexandria, ca. 285-261/0 BC. Jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinoe is diademed and veiled; AΔEΛΦΩN above, shield to left / Jugate busts of Ptolemy I and Berenice I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenice is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above. Svoronos 603; SNG Copenhagen 132. Reddish toning, edge marks and scratches consistent with jewelry wear, still a big, impressive gold piece with four royal portraits.

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