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Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I

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Obverse: Head of deified Alexander the Great to right with Ammon's horns, hair covered by elephant skin, and aegis tied at throat. Plain border. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, spear in raised right hand, shield on left arm; she wears crested Attic helmet, chiton girded over...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 315/4–300 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2251.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.70 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins