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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 Alexander the Great to right wearing elephant scalp, aegis and horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos to right, raised spear in right hand, shield in left. At right, eagle on thunderbolt to right. Monograms in field at left and right. Inscription in Greek at left. (see...

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By date unknown: Pamela P. Harris Collection; 1983: inherited from Pamela P. Harris by P. Randolph Harris; gift of P. Randolph Harris to MFA, April 22, 1992

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Gift of P. Randolph Harris

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 315/4–300 B.C.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.47 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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