ARSINOE II GOLD OCTODRACHM – ISSUE OF PTOLEMY VI LISTED AND PLATED IN LORBER’S FORTHCOMING CPE 2 – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 17241)

$52,500.00

PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM. ARSINOE II, died 270 BC.
Gold mnaieion (octodrachm), 27.24 g, 29 mm. Issue of Alexandria in the name of Arsinoe Philadelphus, attributed to the reign of Ptolemy VI, ca. 180-145 BC.
Obv. Veiled head of 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.
CPE 2 (forthcoming in 2023), K38 (this coin listed and illustrated); Julien Olivier, Archè et Chrèmata en Égypte au IIe siècle avant J.-C. (204-81 av. J.-C.). Étude de numismatique et d’histoire (Orleans: IRAMAT, 2012), Groupe 1, 3367-3368 (D4), citing different specimens in Paris and NFA 12/14/1989, 836); Svoronos, 1499; SNG Copenhagen, 322.
Ex Kunker 352, 9/25/2021, lot 1020, acquired at the German firm of Grabow in Berlin in 1953.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5.

Published: Vilmar Fixed Price List IV, no. 80.