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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, broad band in hair, hair covered by elephant skin with beaded edge below, and aegis tied at throat. Beaded border. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, spear in raised right hand, shield on left arm; she wears...

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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, Hellenistic Period, 315/4–300 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2255.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1184

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins