Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2269.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 27.79 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Arsinoe to right with ram’s horn, fillet and stephane in hair, and veil over back of head. Over head is top of sceptre (?).
In left field, M.
Reverse: Double cornucopia with fruit, a bunch of grapes on each side and fillets with fringed ends.
Inscription in Greek around.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904
Regling did not list as Greenwell.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund