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Gold oktadrachm of Ptolemy II Philadelphos

ca. 261–246 B.C.
Greek, Ptolemaic
1 1/8 in., 0.985oz. (2.8 cm, 27.93g)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
Veiled head of Arsinoe II/double cornucopiae
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1931. "The Theodore M. Davis Bequest: The Objects of Classical Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26(3), pt. 2: p. 13, fig. 1.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 221, pp. 191, 448–49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. and Seán Hemingway. 2016. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World no. 131, p. 210, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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