Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III, for the Deified Arsinoe II, 246-221 BC, Decadrachm, c. 246-41 BC
Lot 1106
Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III, for the Deified Arsinoe II, 246-221 BC, Dekadrachm
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6 Jan 2012 13:00 EST

Auction 19967
Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III, for the Deified Arsinoe II, 246-221 BC, Decadrachm, c. 246-41 BC
Lot Details
Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III, for the Deified Arsinoe II, 246-221 BC, Dekadrachm
35.58g. Svoronos-961, pl. XXVIII, 25-6. Posthumous issue probably struck under Ptolemy III for the deified Arsinoe II. Obverse: Veiled head of deified Arsinoe right with ram's horn, in stephane, transverse scepter in background, B monogram behind. Reverse: ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ-ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, filleted double cornucopia. Extremely beautiful dekadrachm with natural patina and complete absence of the normal heavy corrosion and extensive pitting and planchet breaks that these coins are routinely subjected to. A wonderful example. Ex Gemini I, 1/11/2005, #250. About Extremely Fine
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