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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II

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Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II, veiled, with ram's horn beneath her ear. She wears a crown and behind her head is seen the top of her sceptre. Behind, [inscription]. Reverse: Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with taenia. [inscription] (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 261 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2268.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm.

Accession Number

03.980

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins