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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy V. wearing chalmys and diadem with fringed ends, adorned with ear of corn. Dotted circle. Reverse: Eagle lleft on thunderbolt. Between legs: N I. [inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Uncertain, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2288.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.14 gm.

Accession Number

35.193

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins