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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy IV, struck under Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Ptolemy IV right. Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc. auction 10, September 17-18, 1981, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, lot 256); purchased by MFA at the Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc. auction; accessioned October 14, 1981

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 202–200 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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