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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 with horn of Ammon, diademed, and clad in elephant's skin and aegis. Reverse: Pallas right; in front eagle on thunderbolt. (See media screen for inscriptions on obverse and reverse.)

Provenance

By date unknown: anonymous private collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2252.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins