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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 right wearing elephant' skin. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos. In field: helmet over eagle on thunderbolt right. [inscriptions]. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

Purchased of Seltmand from the sale of Shurtleff duplicates (no. 15)

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

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

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2258.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.60 gm.

Accession Number

20.768

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins