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    Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV, 221-204 B.C. AV mnaieion or octodrachm minted at Alexandria. Draped bust right of Ptolemy III wearing radiate diadem and aegis, trident over shoulder/Radiate and filleted cornucopiae. 27.68 g. Svoronos 1117, BMC 103. EF40 ICG.
    Sea power was at a zenith during the reign of Ptolemy III: here we see the deified king with the trident of Poseidon, symbolizing his naval strength, the radiate crown of Helios and the aegis of Zeus.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (Variety PCGS# 100165, Base PCGS# 9960)

    Weight: 3.39 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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