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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy III, struck under Ptolemy IV

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Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III wearing radiate diadem and aegis, carrying trident-sceptre. Reverse: Radiate cornucopia bound with fillet. Around and beneath [inscriptions]

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 221–204 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 27.77 gm.

Accession Number

35.205

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins