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

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Obverse: Head of Berenike II, right, wearing diadem necklace, and veil over back of head. Border of dots. Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends between two six-pointed stars. Border of dots. [inscription]

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2279.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.70 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins