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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm.

Accession Number

36.444

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins