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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Bust of Berenike II to right, wearing necklace, diadem and veil over back of head. Border of dots. Reverse: Cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends. Border of dots. Ruler: Ptolemy III

Provenance

By 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, April 11, 1948, for $ 1,200.00 CHECK: Jameson Cat. No. 1821. Imhoof-Blumer Collection; Cat. Hess, Oct. 1907, Berlin Duplicates, no. 1500.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–221 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2348.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.12 gm.

Accession Number

48.295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins