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Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Kleopatra VII

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Obverse: Bust of Kleopatra VII right, diademed. Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt; to left, double cornucopia. Inscriptions in Greek (see media screen)

Provenance

By 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 650); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 51–30 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1400

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins