PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270/68 B.C. AV Octodrachm (Mnaieion/"Oktadrachm") (27.54 gms), Alexandreia Mint, struck under Ptolemy II, ca. 253/2-246 B.C. NGC Ch VF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5. Svor-475; SNG Cop-Unlisted. Obverse: Veiled head right, wearing stephanos and rams horn; lotus-tipped scepter in background; Reverse: APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, fileted double cornucopia, with grape bunches hanging at sides. Though exhibiting some light handling, this impressive and majestic specimen is entirely wholesome and offers problem free surfaces along with an above average strike. An excellent overall representation and worthy of an elite bid.