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Pentadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy II

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Obverse: Head of deified Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis. Border of dots. Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. In field at left, monogram. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 285–246 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2265.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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