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ID:     861636
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Arsinoe II
Date Ruled:     Died 270 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Oktadrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC under Ptolemy II, 253/2-246
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     27.71 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     Θ
Obverse Description:     Veiled and diademed head right, wearing stephane; Θ to left, lotus-tipped scepter behind
Reverse Legend:     APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY
Reverse Description:     Double cornucopia bound with fillet
Mint:     Alexandreia
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 460
Reference2:     Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, P. 43 and pl. 6, 3 (same obv. die as illustrated coin)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 134
Reference4:     BMC 9; Noske -; Boston MFA -; CNG 76, lot 875 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=156517
Grade:     VF, a few light marks.