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Stater of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis tied at neck. [inscription] Reverse: Quadriga drawn by elephant to left, in which stands Alexander with thunderbolt in right hand, reins in left, aegis over left shoulder. Inscriptions above and in exergue. (see media screen for...

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By date unknown: Francis Wright Fabyan Collection; gift of Francis Wright Fabyan to MFA, October 16, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Wright Fabyan

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 304–298 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2259.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins