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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 30079

Estimate: 5'000 USD   |   Starting price: 2'500 USD Price realized: 9'000 USD
PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (25.5mm, 27.70 gm, 12h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5, edge bump. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy IV, ca. 221-205 BC. Bust of the deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis; trident over left shoulder, the central tine ornamented with lotus finial / ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, radiate and filleted cornucopia, one bunch of grapes hanging at side; ΔI below. Svoronos 1117. SNG Copenhagen 196. Very pleasing eye appeal with honest, even wear. Some very light deposits around the crown on obverse. From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 60 (22 May 2002), lot 1001.HID05401242017

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