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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy XII

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos facing to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Eagle standing to left, on thunderbolt. At left, a monogram above a bird. At right: Greek letters. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1954: with H. A. Seaby, Ltd., 65 Gt. Portland St., London W.1; purchased by MFA from H. A. Seaby, Ltd., October 14, 1954, for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 71 B.C.


Ascalon (Judaea), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 302.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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