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ID:     860036
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ptolemy II, Philadelphos
Date Ruled:     285-246 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC circa 265-246
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     13.82 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; AΔEΛΦΩN above, 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; ΘEΩN above
Mint:     Alexandreia
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 604
Reference2:     SNG Cop 133
Reference3:     Noeske 38 var. (small K on rev.)
Reference4:     Boston MFA 2275; Dewing 2753-4
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=155707
Grade:     Good VF, underlying luster.
Notes:     with Arsin