Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy VIII
134 B.C. (?)
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2298.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 27.80 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)