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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio   |   The August 2018 ANA Auction   |   21 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session A, Lot 20085





Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 6'000 USD Price realized: 26'400 USD
Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-221 B.C
Pentakaidekadrachm in the name of Berenike
PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-221 B.C. AR Pentakaidekadrachm (51.81 gms), Alexandria Mint(?), ca. 244-221 B.C.
Svoronos-988 (pl.35#2); BMC-6.60,7. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike facing right; Reverse: Cornucopiae bound fillet, Laureate Pileus of Dioscuri at either side. VERY RARE. Some surface graininess, with a hairline die crack from 11 o'clock to just about Berenike's ear, though this is to be expected with the size of the planchet and the force required to apply adequate striking pressure.

Berenike II became Queen of Cyrene after her father's death. One of her first moves as Queen was to marry a Macedonian prince named Demetrius the Fair, though after arriving in Cyrene he took an interest in Berenike's mother, Apama. Berenike did not tolerate this affront, and stood at the bedroom door while her assassins killed Demetrius in front of Apama. She needed a new husband so she married her cousin Ptolemy III Euergetes to become queen and co-regent of Ptolemaic Egypt.
NGC EF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 2/5.
From the John Whitney Walter Collection.

Ex: Stack's Auction, December 1997, Lot #644.

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