Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC, Pentadrachm ca. 285-272 BC, Alexandria


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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. AV Pentadrachm; 17.86 g; Alexandria mint, ca. 285-272 B.C.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I facing right, wearing aegis around neck, small Delta Δ in curl of hair behind ear // Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt facing left, various control letters in left field.

Svoronos-537 (pl.12#8); cf.BMC-6.23,89.

Fine style noted. Mint state: NGC MS Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5

Graded NGC Yes
Grade MS
Certificate Number 4531056-001
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Provenance Details

Ex John Whitney Walter Collection (noted on the holder).


Stunning highly lustrous, exceptionally well struck with dies of the finest style signed behind Ptolemy's ear by the Delta Master.
Mint state, prooflike surfaces. A masterpiece of Ptolemaic portraiture. An extremely rare die for this issue.

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