An attractive Ptolemaic half mnaieion
Lot 1685
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Half Mnaieion or Tetradrachm (Gold, 19 mm, 13.90 g, 12 h), Alexandria, circa 272-261/0. AΔEΛΦΩN Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinöe II, diademed and veiled, to right. Rev. ΘEΩN Coinjoined busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike, diademed and veiled, to right. CPE 314. SNG Copenhagen 133. Svoronos 604. A beautiful example of this important dynastic issue with a fine pedigree. Some nicks on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Birger Bentsen Collection of ancient gold coins, Leu Web Auction 16, 22-24 May 2021, 49 (with collector's ticket), ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH 41, 11 December 2014, 116, Gorny & Mosch 219, 10 March 2014, 311 and Auctiones 11, 30 September-1 October 1980, 245.
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1500 CHF
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5500 CHF
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Closing time: 17-Jul-22, 15:07:30 CEST
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