Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC, Octodrachm, Alexandria, posthumous issue


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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AV Mnaieion or Octodrachm; 27 mm; 27.72 g; 11h. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy IV, ca. 219-217 BC.
Obverse: Bust of deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis, ornate trident over left shoulder, the central tine ornamented with lotus finial; dotted border //
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, cornucopia bound with radiate royal diadem, containing grain ear, pyramidal cake and pomegranate, grape cluster hanging from left side of rim; ΔI below, dotted border.

CPE 888. Svoronos 1117.

Fine style noted, brushed. Almost uncirculated. NGC AU Strike: 5/5 Surface 3/5

Graded NGC Yes
Grade AU
Certificate Number 4934501-002
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Very early die state with virtually no die rust, rare thus, attractive surfaces with underlying luster and the finest style of the series. Skillfully brushed to create proof like obverse surface.

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