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

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Obverse: Diademed, veiled head of Berenike II to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Cornucopiae bound with a fillet. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Ruler: Ptolemy III, in the name of Berenike II.


By 1955: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 15, 1955, for £ 650

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 322.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.75 gm. Die Axis: 10

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins