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Victorian Arsinoe Coin & Diamond Brooch

$38,000.00
SKU CH3140

Circa 1900. This fabulous 18KT gold French brooch features a gorgeous coin depicting Arsinoë II of Philadelphus, wife of Ptolemy II. Arsinoë II was a co-regent of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of ancient Egypt who died circa 270 B.C. This AV Octodrachm gold coin was struck in the Alexandria Mint under Ptolemy VI-VIII, ca. 180-116 B.C. The obverse side of the coin features a veiled woman in profile wearing a stephanos wreath and ram's horn; with the letter K to left. The reverse features the text "APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY," with a filleted double cornucopia accented with hanging grape bunches. The frame of the brooch is haloed with 32 bead set, old European-cut diamonds, weighing 4.08 carats in total, with SI1-SI2 clarity and H-I color. The brooch is finished with a pin stem and "C" catch and features a French hallmark.

Appraised Value:  $42,800

The brooch measures 37mm in diameter.

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