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Lot 30 - Numismatic Auction 8

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20.000,00 CHF


Ptolemaic Kingdom - Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC, in the name of Arsinoe II. Mnaieion or octodrachm, 246-241 BC, Alexandria. Obv. Diademed and veiled head, a lotus above, Ξ behind. Rev. ΑΡΣIΝΟΗΣ - ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ. Double cornucopiae filled with fruits, bound with ribbons. Svoronos 489; Pozzi -. Gold. 27.82 g.
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Ex. Collection Peyrefitte, auction Vinchon 29 april 1974, lot 121.

Gold coins in the name of Arsinoe were producted for nearly 150 years after her death. This is why there are a large variety of portraits. The principal mint was Alexandria which is identifiable by the Greek letters or monograms behind the veiled bust.

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