EGYPT, PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM. ARSINOE II, died 270 BC.
Gold Mnaieion ( Octodrachm ), 27.72 g., 28 mm., minted at Alexandria in name of Arsinoe Philadelphus, issued mid third century BC.
Obv. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoe Philadelphus right, with ram’s horn curling around ear, wearing diademed stephane and holding lotus scepter over far shoulder, K behind head.
Rev. AΡΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOΥ, double cornucopiae bound with royal diadem.
Svoronos 475; Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –; Boston MFA 2268 (same obv. die).
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5.