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Description: Ancient Greek Oriental Gold Octadrachm Ptolemy VI for Arsinoe II
Description: Ancient Greek Oriental Gold Octadrachm Ptolemy IV Arsinoe II
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Description :  Ancient Greek Oriental Ptolemiac Egypt Gold Octadrachm Arsinoe IIPtolemaic kings of Egypt, Arsinoe II (died 270/268 BC), Oktodrachm, Alexandria, struck under Ptolemy VI-VIII, c. 180-116 BC AV (g 27,79 mm 26 h 12) Veiled head of Arsinoe r. with ram's horn, wearing stephane lotus-tipped sceptre in background, at l., K, dotted border, Rv. APSINOHS FI?A?E?FOY, double cornucopia, grape bunches hanging at sides, bound with fillet, dotted border. Svoronos 1498-1499
Authenticity:  Forgery
Category :  Ancient Greek Egypt - Coins
Category DetailsSource
Category :  AncientSold as: Authentic
: Greek OrientalEntered by : Amentia
: Ptolemiac Egypt

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Ruler : Arsinoe II
Published fake IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 Page 3 Fig 13 IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 Page 3 Fig 14 Part of a series of struck counterfeits from Beirut. Reverse too flat. The border of dots which stops above the cornucopia Counterfeiter misundertood the tip of the lotus sceptre that juts out from behind the queen's head and represented it as a die break. Forgery Type: likely pressed
Region : --
Denomination : Octadrachm
Content : Gold
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