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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy II

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy II right, aegis around shoulders. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt left. Inscription in Greek around and in right field. Monogram in left field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)

Provenance

By 1994: with Frank L. Kovacs, P.O. Box 25300, San Mateo, California 94402; purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs, October 26, 1994

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 266 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos (Ionia) (?), Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1994.232

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins