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EGYPT.   Ptolemy II Philadelphus

Post-reform series 3 struck in Alexandria circa 260 BCE

AE obol, 22 mm, 8.75 gm

Obv:  head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress

Rev:  BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIΟY; eagle with open wings standing left on thunderbolt, Λ between legs

Ref:  Svoronos 483



I am uncertain of the attribution.  This coin measures and weighs between the two possible denominations listed in Svoronos.


Denomination E  (Svoronos 482) is 24 mm with weight ranges of the cited examples ranging from 10.80 to 13.85 gm.  Denomination F (Svoronos 483) is 20 mm with weight ranges cited from 4.75 to 6.85 gm, although there is mention of a specimen weighing 9.96 gm.

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