ARSINOE II, 276-270 BC. COMMEMORATIVE AV OCTADRACHM, PTOLEMY II, PHILADELPHOS, 180-116 BC

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ARSINOE II, 276-270 BC. COMMEMORATIVE AV OCTADRACHM, PTOLEMY II, PHILADELPHOS, 180-116 BC

Veiled head of deified Arsinoë II r., wearing stephane, lotus-tipped scepter behind head visible before neck and above veil, letter K behind
Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ at either side of double cornucopiae, bound with fillet, bunches of grapes hanging at sides

Ex priv. col. T. B., Netherlands 1980s-1990s, acq. Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 4, 1990; Vte NMV 2018, Netherlands
27,88 gr; Sear 7768; BMC 6,43,10; Svoronos 475; Syll. Cop. 322

Cf. Svoronos 1498, pl. 51,18 var.; Sotheby’s, NY, Dec.4, 1990, lot 62, see note; SNG Copenhagen 321-2; Sear II, 7768
This example belongs to the so-called ‘K-Type’, issued during reign of Ptolemy VI – VIII, 180-116 BC. The K could signify a disguised portrait of Kleopatra II or just a date (K=20, possibly an anniversary of Kleopatra II, or wedding date)

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