Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
134 B.C. (?)


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2298.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 27.80 gm.

Accession Number

34.1403

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II to right, veiled and wearing crown.
Ram’s horn beneath her ear.
Behind her head the tip of her sceptre is visible.
Greek inscription in field at left.
All within beaded border.
Reverse: Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillets.
Greek inscription around.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)