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ID:     861629
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Arsinoe II
Date Ruled:     Died 270 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Oktadrachm
Date Struck:     BC under Ptolemy III, circa 246-242/1
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     27.79 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     Ξ
Obverse Description:     Veiled head right, wearing stephane, lotus scepter behind, horn of Ammon below ear; Ξ to left
Reverse Legend:     APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY
Reverse Description:     Filleted double cornucopia
Mint:     Alexandreia
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 489
Reference2:     Troxell, Arsinoe, group 4, P. 44 and pl. 8, 3 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     Boston MFA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=156519
Grade:     Good VF, attractively toned, a few light marks
Notes:     Rare.