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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 wearing diadem; aegis tied at throat. Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left with wings partly raised. At left, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2261.


Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.71 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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