PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, c. 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 21.37 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after c. 241. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing ornate necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well-struck and fresh. Good extremely fine.
From a European collection, ex Numismatic Ars Classica 96, 6 October 2016, 1143 and from the Canonicus Collection, ex Nomos 3, 10 May 2011, 158.
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