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Ptolemaic Kingdom: Ptolemy II Philadelphos - 285-246 BC


Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AE Drachm, 261-246 BC, Alexandria Mint
(No legend)
Head of Zeus-Ammon right wearing taenia
ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Two eagles standing left on thunderbolt, closed wings, Λ between legs of left eagle
38mm x 40mm, 62.53g
Svoronos 437; SNG Copenhagen 144-150


Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AE Obol, 285-246 BC, Alexandria Mint
(No legend)
Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress, Horn of Ammon and aegis
ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
A between legs
24mm, 11.57g
Svoronos 439; SNG Copenhagen 158var (for field mark)

Consignor notes: gVF, slightly off-center


Arsinoe II, AV Oktadrachm, 268-250 BC (Posthumous Issue), Ptolemaic Kingdom, Alexandria Mint
(No legend)
Veiled head of Arsinoe II right, stephane in hair, tip of lotus scepter visible above head, K in left field
ARSINOHS-FILADELFOU
Double cornucopiae bound with royal diadem
28mm, 27.70g
Svoronos 475; Troxell, ANSMN 28 (1983), Group 3, Pl. 7, 3; Sear GCV, Vol II, 7768
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AV Tetradrachm, 282-246 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Alexandria Mint
ADELFWN
Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped and Arsinoe II, diademed, veiled and draped right, shield in left field
QEWN
Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped and Berenike I, diademed, veiled and draped right
13.82g
Svoronos 604; SNG Copenhagen 133; Sear GCV, Vol II, 7790
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 117, Lot 348, October 2002
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection

Note: The dating and attribution of this piece is conflicting between the various resources. Auction houses and dealers will list this as either an issue of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, minted after 265 BC or Ptolemy III Euergetes, minted 246-221 BC.


Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AV Pentadrachm, 285-246 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Tyre Mint
(No legend)
Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
PTOLEMAIOY-BASILEWS
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
H / club in left field
22.82mm, 17.82g
Svoronos 636; BMC p.9, 74 (same obverse die); Sear GCV, Vol II, 7769 variant
Ex Forum Ancient Coins
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AE Diobol, 285-246 BC, Tyre or Sidon Mint
(No legend)
Head of Zeus Ammon right
ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Club in left field
30mm x 32mm, 22.74g
Svoronos 708; SNG Cop 495


Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AE23, 285-246 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Philadelphos Mint
(No legend)
Head of Zeus Ammon right
PTOLEMAIOY-BASILEWS
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Club in left field
23mm x 24mm, 11.36g
Svoronos 708; SNG Cop 495


Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AR Tetradrachm, 255/254 BC, (Year 31), Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ake Ptolemais Mint
(No legend)
Diademed bust of Ptolemy II right, wearing aegis
PTOLEMAIOY-SWTHPOS
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Monogram / ME ligate in left field, LA / Q in right field
Test cut on eagle's leg
24mm x 29mm, 14.13g
Svoronos 774; SNG Cop 470