Arsinoe II, coin, 270–250 BC
QueeArsinoe II, coin, 270–250 BCn 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".
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||27 mm (1 and 1⁄16in)|