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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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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.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins