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ID:     861630
     [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 circa 265-246
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     27.72 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     AΔEΛΦΩN
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:     ΘEΩN
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:     SNG Cop 132
Reference3:     Noeske 37
Reference4:     Boston MFA 2274; Dewing 2752; Kraay & Hirmer 801
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=157540
Grade:     VF