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Mnaieion (oktadrachm) of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Jugate busts of Ptolemy the Great and Berenike I, right; former with diadem and Clamys; latter with diadem and veil; border of dots. Reverse: Jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, right; former with diadem and chlamys; latter with diadem and veil; left, shield; border of dots; round...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 265–246 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2273.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

03.979

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins