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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, with diadem and aegis. Reverse: In quadriga of elephants to left young Alexander the Great stands with reins in left hand and thunderbolt in right hand. He is nude except for aegis over left shoulder. Greek inscription above. In exergue: two...

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By 1914: with E. J. Seltman; purchased by MFA from E. J. Seltman, May 7, 1914, for $ 148.55 (this is the total cost for MFA 14.421 and 14.422)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 298–294 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2260.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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