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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of P. Randolph Harris

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

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1992.176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins