This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem iv nonas novembres

English: A 3rd century BC gold oktodrachmon sh...

3rd century BC gold oktodrachmon shows the paired, profiled busts of the co-rulers of Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285–246 BC; front) wears a diadem and drapery. His sister and wife Arsinoe II (rear) wears a veil. The Greek inscription “ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ” (adelphōn) means “of siblings”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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