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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Filleted bust right, of Ptolemy I, wearing aegis. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt left. Star at left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1966: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, 6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (Leu-Hess auction 31, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, December 6-7, 1966, lot 569 [as ex auction Schlessinger 1935 Ermitage, 1587]); by 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 204–180 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 28.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins