The Octobol denomination
The octobol - eight obols - was an ancient Greek denomination struck in both silver and bronze.

The huge Ptolemaic bronze issue weighs between 80 and 96 grams, and some scholars prefer to regard these as heavy bronze drachms (usually 60-75 grams), but we follow the classification of Catherine Lorber (2011).

In silver, the octobol usually weighs between 4.5 and 5.5 grammes, depending on the standard on which it was struck.
An AE Octobol struck 260 - 246 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΣΜΑΙΟΥ, Eagle standing left, wings open, head right, no symbol between legs

Diameter: 46 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 87.5 g
No notes for this coin
Svoronos 412, SNG Cop 141