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Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis. Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt. To left: monogram. [inscription] (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300–285 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.80 gm.

Accession Number

35.153

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins