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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: Head of deified Alexander the Great to right with Ammon's horns, elephant skin, and aegis tied at neck. Broad fillet in hair. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back on footstool, left hand raised on beaded sceptre, right hand holding eagle to right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2248.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1181

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins