Arsinoe II octadrachm obverse
Ptolemy II, ruled 285-246 BC, portrait of Arsinoe II, died 270 BC
AV octadrachm 27.7750 g, 30.3 mm
Alexandria 253/2-246 BC
1. Troxell, Hyla A. 1983. Arsinoe's Non-era. In The American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 28. Page 44 and Plate 7 #4. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
2. Poole, Reginald Stuart. 1883. Catalogue of Greek Coins. The Ptolemies, Kings of Egypt. Page 43 #11. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.
3. Svoronos, J. N. 1904. Ta Nomismata tou Kratous ton Ptolemaion, Meros Deuteron. Page 73 #476 and Plate XV #15, same obverse die. Athens: P. D. Sakellariou
Head of deified Arsinoe right in diadem, stephane with zigzag pattern, ram's horn of Ammon below ear, veil, lotus tipped sceptre behind head. Border of dots.
Λ - die sequence letter
Double cornucopiae filled with fruits, on both sides hang grapes and fillets with fringes. Round incuse.