Ptolemy IV octadrachm, Ptolemy III portrait obverse
Ptolemy VI, ruled 220-205 BC, portrait of Ptolemy III
AV octadrachm 27.7999 g, 26.7 mm
Alexandria undated
1. Brett, Agnes Baldwin. 1952. The Benha Hoard of Ptolemaic Gold Coins. In The American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 5. Page 7 #27 and Plate IV #27. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
2. Svoronos, J. N. 1904. Ta Nomismata tou Kratous ton Ptolemaion, Meros Deuteron. Page 178 #1117 and Plate XXXVI #6, same obverse die. Athens: P. D. Sakellariou
3. Poole, Reginald Stuart. 1883. Catalogue of Greek Coins. The Ptolemies, Kings of Egypt. Page 56 #103 and Plate XII #4. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.
Bust of Ptolemy III facing right, diadem, radiate crown, aegis of Zeus; over shoulder, trident of Poseidon with scepter finial as center prong, two dolphins on opposite sides of trident's staff, border of dots.
Single cornucopiae with fringed fillets fluttering left and right, filled with fruits, bunch of grapes on left, top radiate arc.