Ancient Coinage of Egypt, Berenike II

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Budd Beren 1Berenice II, AE13, Ras Ibn Hani or Seleukeia mint. 3.044 g. BEΡEN BAΣIΛ or similar, diademed head right, hair in a bun behind head / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left, wings closed, head turned back, control mark (or the Σ of the legend?) above back. Budd Beren 1 (owners reference); Svoronos 1238 and 1240 var (Isis on obv); SNG Cop 259-361 var (ditto); Svoronos 1055-1057 var (eagle's head left).TextImage
Svoronos 317Berenice I or II, AR didrachm, Kyrene or Alexandria mint. mid 3rd c. BC. 19mm, 6.85 g. No legend, diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEΡENIKHΣ above and beneath club with handle on left, trident above, Γ below, all within wreath. Svoronos 317 (Berenike I); BMC Cyrenaica 9-10 (ditto); Paris 350.TextImage
Svoronos 318Berenice I or II, AR didrachm, Kyrene or Alexandria mint. mid 3rd c. BC. 19mm, 6.87 g. No legend, diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEΡENIKHΣ above and beneath club with handle on left, trident above, IΣY monogram below, all within wreath. Svoronos 318 (Berenike I); BMC Cyrenaica 11 (Berenike I); SNG Cop 429 (ditto); cf. BMC p. 60, 13 (Berenike II).TextImage
Svoronos 321Berenice I or II, AE hemiobol, Kyrene mint. ca 244-221 BC. 19mm, 6.08 g. No legend, diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEΡENIKHΣ, rudder, monogram of Magas below, all within wreath. Svoronos 321 (Berenike I).TextImage
Svoronos 988Ptolemaic Kingdom, Berenike II AR Pentakaidekadrachm. Alexandria mint. Struck under Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC. Diademed and veiled bust right / BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ, cornucopiae bound with fillet between two pilei. TextImage
Svoronos 988Ptolemaic Kingdom, Berenike II AR Pentakaidekadrachm. Alexandria mint, Struck under Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC. Diademed and veiled bust right / Cornucopiae bound with fillet between two pilei. TextImage
Svoronos 989Ptolemaic Kingdom, Berenike II AR Pentadrachm. Alexandria mint, Struck under Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC. Diademed and veiled bust right / BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ, cornucopiae bound with fillet between two pilei. BMC 7. TextImage
Svoronos 1051bBerenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, AE25. BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEΡENIKE, diademed bust of Berenike II right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Cornucopiae, oval countermark of eagle standing left, one wing spread. SNG Cop 517. TextImage
Svoronos 1055Berenice II AE22, struck under Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. 8.24g, BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ or abbreviated, head of Berenice II right, hair in a bun / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed. Svoronos 1055; BMC 17; Sear Greece 7821; Paris 351.TextImage
Svoronos 1056Berenice II AE18, struck under Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. 4.72 g. Ras Ibn Hani, Syria, mint. BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ, head of Berenice II right, hair in a bun / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread. EY in left field. Svoronos 1056; Berlin 10201; Cox, Curium, 83; Paphos II, 57.TextImage
See also: Svoronos: Coins of The Ptolemies, text and plates kindly supplied by E. Waddell on the Digital Library of Classical Works

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