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ID:     6-040
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ptolemy II, Philadelphos
Date Ruled:     285-246 B.C.
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Diobol
Date Struck:     B.C. 271
Diameter:     23.2 mm
Weight:     10.10 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Horned head of deified Alexander right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Reverse Legend:     ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Reverse Description:     eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     Cf. Svoronos 416/424
Reference2:     Cf. SNG Cop 159
Reference3:     Weiser -; Noeske -
Photograph Credit:     www.AgoraAuctions.com
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     gVF
Notes:     (1 ) Agora Auction 6: Lot No. 40(2) Per Svoronos' description on p. 59, this is denomination E. This denomination, without a letter between the eagle's legs, is not recorded in the standard references.