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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I

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Obverse: Within a circle of dots, head of Alexander the Great to right, with the horn of Ammon, and wearing an elephant-skin over his head, and an aegis around his neck. Reverse: Within a circle of dots [inscription]. Zeus seated to left on a throne with a footstool but no back. He holds an...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 318–315/4 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2250.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins