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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Ptolemy V to right. Reverse: Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; circle of dots. Inscription in Greek around and in left field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1953: with Henry Grunthal, P.O. Box 135, Washington Bridge Station, New York 33, N.Y. and Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 101 West 55th Street, New York 19, N.Y. (Grunthal-Gans Mail Bid Sale 13, March 1953, no. 75); purchased by MFA from the Grunthal-Gans sale for $ 55.50; accessioned April 9, 1953

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 204–181 B.C.

Mint

Sidon (Phoenicia), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 323.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.72 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

53.331

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins