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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled. To left: shield. [inscription] Reverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy the Great, diademed and wearing aegis?, and of Berenike left, diademed and veiled. [inscription]

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2275.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.85 gm.

Accession Number

35.150

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins