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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, diademed and wearing chlamys, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled. Shield in field at left. [inscription]. Reverse: Busts jugate of Ptolemy I, diademed and wearing aegis, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled. [inscription]. (See media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 865); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–221 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2347.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 27.60 gm.

Accession Number

49.1907

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins