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1/2 drachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Bust of Berenike II to right, wearing a diadem, veil and necklace. Reverse: Cornucopia bound with a fillet, between two six-pointed stars. [inscription].

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–221 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2280.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.13 gm.

Accession Number

01.5653

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins