Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2268.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II, veiled, with ram’s horn beneath her ear. She wears a crown and behind her head is seen the top of her sceptre.
Behind: Greek inscription.
Reverse: Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with taenia.
Around: Greek inscription.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900