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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy V to right with fillet in short hair and chlamys. Beaded border. Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt with wings slightly raised. At left, [inscription]; around, [inscription]. Beaded border.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 204–180 B.C.


Uncertain (Phoenicia) (?), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2287.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.11 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins