Description: Egypt, Kingdom of, Ptolemy II, (285-246 B.C.), gold oktadrachm or mnaeion, (27.79 g), Alexandria mint, issued 253-246 B.C. (Svoronos suggested date), in name of Arsinoe II, obv. veiled head of Arsinoe II to right, wearing stephane, Q behind head, dotted border, rev. double cornucopiae, bound with fillet, dotted border, around ARSINOHS and to left FILADELFOU, (S.7768, Sv.460, cf.Hazzard 1036-7, Troxell Arsinoe transitional to group 3 [p.43 and Pl.6 3 with same obverse die as coin illustrated], Noeske 39, Jameson 1811, SNG Cop.134, Pozzi 3221-2 [same obverse die]). Well centred, nearly extremely fine/extremely fine, with some underlying mint bloom, very rare.
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