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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Veiled head of Berenike II to right. Reverse: Cornucopia, with bee in field at the left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1997: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–221 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos (Ionia), Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 27.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1997.138

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins