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ID:     195771
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ptolemy II, Philadelphos
Date Ruled:     285-246 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Oktadrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC after 265
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     27.73 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and ArsinÖe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, ArsinÖe is diademed and veiled; Gallic shield behind
Reverse Legend:     ΘΕΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 603
Reference2:     BMC Ptolemies pg. 40, 2
Reference3:     SNG Cop 132
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=56861
Grade:     Near EF