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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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