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Mnaieion (oktadrachm) of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II

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Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II right with ram's horn fillet, and stephane in hair, veil over back of head. Behind head: lotus-topped scepter. Border of dots. In left field: H Reverse: Double cornucopiae with fruits; bunch of grapes on each side, and fillets with fringed ends. Around: beaded...

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Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 253–246 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2267.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.143

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins