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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: Veiled bust of Berenike right. At right: Greek letter gamma Reverse: Cornucopia, flanked each side by pileus of Dioskouros. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.316

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins