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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled. To left, shield. Above: inscription in Greek. Reverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy I the Great, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Berenike I, diademed and veiled....

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Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2274.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.75 gm.

Accession Number

35.142

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins