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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 30075

Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 5'000 USD Price realized: 8'700 USD
PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinöe II Philadelphus (277-270 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (28mm, 27.69 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 2/5, bent. Posthumous issue of Alexandria under Ptolemy VI-VIII, after 193/2 BC. Veiled head of the deified Arsinöe II right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, lotus-tipped scepter over far shoulder; K in left field / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ-ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging from sides, bound with fillet. Svoronos 1498-9. SNG Copenhagen 321-2. Attractive late-portrait issue, retaining excellent details and underlying luster. Slight bend in flan is hardly noticeable .HID05401242017

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