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ID:     862116
     [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:     26 mm
Weight:     27.76 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     I
Obverse Description:     Veiled and diademed head right, wearing stephane; I to left, lotus-tipped scepter behind
Reverse Legend:     APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY
Reverse Description:     Double cornucopia bound with fillet
Mint:     Alexandreia
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 471
Reference2:     Troxell, Arsinoe, Group 3, P. 44 and pl. 7, 2 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     BMC -; Noske -; Boston MFA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=157742
Grade:     Near EF, small nick at edge on obverse
Notes:     Very rare with I control, 6 coins known to Troxell.