PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinöe II Philadelphus (died 270/268 BC...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Sparkling Mint State Arsinoe Tetradrachm
PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinöe II Philadelphus (died 270/268 BC). AV
pentekontadrachmon (50 drachm) or tetradrachm (half-mnaieion)
(22mm, 13.85 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Posthumous issue of
Alexandria, under Ptolemy VI-VIII, after 193/2 BC. Diademed and
veiled head of deified Arsinöe II right with horn of Ammon; scepter
surmounted by lotus over left shoulder, K in left field, dotted
border / APΣINOHΣ-ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet,
containing pyramidal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape
cluster hanging from the rim of each horn; dotted border. Svoronos
1500 (Cleopatra II, wife of Ptolemy VI, as Arsinöe II) corr.
(reverse legend APΣINOHΣ-BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ). Exceptionally well struck on
fully lustrous surfaces.
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 110 (24 September 2018), lot 111; Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 33 (6 April 2006), lot 184.
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