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Lot 81

Estimate: 5'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'200 CHF ---
Ptolemy II Philadelphos AV Half Mnaieion, Alexandria

Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. (285-246 BC). AV Half Mnaieion (21 mm, 13.86 g), Alexandreia mint, c. 272-261/0 BC. Obv. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; AΔEΛΦΩN above, shield to left. Rev. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; ΘEΩN above, K to lower right.
Svoronos 618 var. (K on obverse); SNG Copenhagen -; Noeske -; Boston MFA -; Dewing -; cf. CNG 91, lot 397 (same obv. die); Triton XIX, 2087 (same obv. die).

Rare. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.

Purchased privately from Luigi Simonetti in the 1960's.

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