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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm.

Accession Number

14.421

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins