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Dekadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Bust of Berenike II right, wearing necklace and veil over back of head. Border of dots. Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits, bound with fillet with fringed ends, between two six-pointed stars. In field between cornucopia and fillet ends: E [inscription]. Inscription around. (See...

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Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland, auction 10, Hôtel Schwiezerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1625; by 1928 with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc 31, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 947); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 234–221 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2277.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 42.73 gm.

Accession Number

35.122

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins