766/A Arsinoe II Coin - Egypt

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Arsinoe II, coin, 270–250 BC

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Queen of Thrace (300–281) and Egypt (277–270). Arsinoe was the daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice.  At the age of sixteen she was married off to Lysimachus, who was nearly fifty years older than her.  After Lysimachus death both of her sons were murdered, since they were a threat to the throne. She then wielded power who through her marriage to Ptolemy II of egypt.

CORNUCOPIAE. This , often recurring symbol of abundance, fertility, and happiness, is by some mythological writers identified with the horn of Amalthea, the nurse of Jupiter, and represented as issuing all the riches of nature and art. Some suggest  that it was the horn which Hercules tore from the head of Archelous, in his encounter with that protean monster, and which the nymphs picked up and converted into the "horn of plenty".

 
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Article groupPendants
GenderFor Him or Her
MaterialSolid Sterling Silver
Outer diameter32 mm (1 and 17⁄64in)
Inner (coin) diameter26 mm (1 and 1⁄32in)

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766/A Arsinoe II Coin - Egypt

Arsinoe II, coin, 270–250 BC

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