Arsinoe III

Arsinoe III octadrachm (Source)

Pergamonmuseum Berlin

Arsinoe III (246 BC or 245 BC - 204 BC) was Queen of Egypt ( 220 - 204 BC). She was a daughter of Ptolemy III and Berenice II.

Between late October and early November, 220 BC she was married to her brother, Ptolemy IV. She took active part in the government of the country, at least in the measure that it was tolerated by the all-powerful minister Sosibius. She rode at the head of infantry and cavalry to fight Antiochus the Great at Raphia in 217 BC. She was the mother of Ptolemy V In Summer, 204 BC she was murdered in a palace coup, shortly before her husband's own death.

Ptolemy IV and Arsinoe III crowing Homer, the kneeling figures represent the Iliad and the Odyssey. Right a figure called Mythos. Ptolemy and Arsinoe represent Chronos and Oikoumene.


A more detailed profile of her, in a site devoted to her

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