Arsinoe III 246 – 204 B.C. AV Octadrachm

$ 20.00

Diameter: 26 mm
24k Gold plated fine pewter

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Arsinoe III 246 – 204 B.C. AV Octadrachm  The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt

Obverse: Bust of Arsinoe III

Reverse: Double Cornucopiae bound with fillet

Between late October and early November 220 BC she was married to her brother, Ptolemy IV . She took active part in the government of the country, at least in the measure that it was tolerated by the all-powerful minister Sosibius . She rode at the head of infantry and cavalry to fight Antiochus the Great at the battle of Raphia in 217 BC. She was the mother of Ptolemy V . In summer, 204 BC she was murdered in a palace coup, shortly before her Ptolemy IV’s own death. .

This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Greek Hellenistic Egyptian Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum . Add this to your collection and research it’s history.

Diameter: 26 mm

24k Gold plated fine pewter

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