Ptolemy II & Arsinoe II of Egypt AV Octadrachm

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The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt

Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II AV Octadrachm

Obverse: Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II,  AΔEΛΦΩN above, shield to left.   Inscription Translation:  Adelphone – of the siblings

Reverse: Conjoined busts Ptolemy I and Berenice I, ΘEΩN above.  Inscription Translation:  THEON – of the gods

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 its history.

Diameter: 26 mm

Son of Ptolemy I and Berenice, Ptolemy II co-ruled with his father for two years before the death of Ptolemy I. This enabled a smooth transition of power. Ptolemy II was married to Arsinoe I daughter of Lysimachus of Thrace but after she was convicted of plotting against him and exiled from Egypt Ptolemy II then married his sister Arsinoe II.

Material: 24K gold plated pewter. Hand Crafted in the USA.

Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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