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Drachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy XIII

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Ptolemy XIII to right, wering aegis. Reverse: Eagle with closed wings standing left; at left, lotus flower and I K H, all within circle of dots. Inscriptions in Greek around and at right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen list 123, March 1953, no. 19); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 14, 1953, for $ 29.70

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 54 B.C.

Mint

Paphos (Cyprus), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 325.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

53.456

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins