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

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Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II veiled, wearing crown. Ram's horn beneath her ear. Behind her head the tip of her sceptre is visible. In field, left [inscription] All within beaded border. Reverse: Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillets. [inscription]

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 134 B.C. (?)

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2298.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 27.80 gm.

Accession Number

34.1403

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins