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Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Herakles, struck under Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Bearded head of Herakles, with lion's skin. Reverse: Eagle striding a thunderbolt. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 204–181 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.18 gm.

Accession Number

86.832

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins