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Lot 79

Estimate: 30'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 24'000 CHF Price realized: 32'000 CHF
Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285 – 246 BC. Octodrachm, Alexandria after 265 BC, AV 27.79 g. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts r. of Ptolemy II, draped and diademed and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; behind, shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts r. of Ptolemy I, draped and diademed and Berenice I, diademed and veiled. Svoronos 603. SNG Copenhagen 132.
In exceptional condition for the issue, undoubtedly amongst the finest specimens known.
Two magnificent jugate portraits perfectly struck and centred on a broad flan.
Good extremely fine
Privately purchased from NGSA in 2013.

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