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Lot 4268

Arsinoê II, wife of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Gold Oktadrachm, minted in Alexandria after 193/2 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoê II right wearing stephane; scepter behind head visible above; behind, K; all within dotted border. Reverse: APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY "Arsinoê, wife of Philadelphos." Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; all within dotted border. SNG Cop 321-2; Svoronos 475; BMC 6.43,10; Sear 7768.

The gold Oktadrachm (Mnaieion) is perfectly centered and of excellent, high relief style. A superb example. Lustrous. Nearly Mint State.

Custom mounted (no damage to the coin) into a 14kt yellow gold and diamond bezel pendant necklace. Total weight (88g).
Estimated Value $15,000 - 18,000.
Purchased from the collection of Emel Saad of Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1960's.

Realized $15,525

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