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Heritage Auctions, Inc.   |   World Coins & Ancient Coins #3066   |   17 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 30071





Estimate: 7'500 USD   |   Starting price: 3'750 USD
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PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinöe II Philadelphus (277-270 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (26mm, 27.76 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5. Posthumous issue of Joppa, under Ptolemy II, dated Year 33 (253/2 BC). Veiled head of the deified Arsinöe II right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, lotus-tipped scepter over far shoulder / APΣINOHΣ-ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet; ΛΓ (date) in lower left field, ΙΟΡ (city monogram) in lower right field. Svoronos -, cf. 794 (Year 24, 263/2 BC). SNG Copenhagen -. Troxell -. Very attractive portrait and toned surfaces with underlying luster. Some light deposits and scattered marks. From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Spink, Auction 110 (4 October 1995), lot 64. Extremely rare - only one other example found in sales archives (Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 72 (16 May 2013), lot 391, realized $83,553) and a mere six octodrachms in total from Joppa were known to Troxell.HID05401242017

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