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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's skin. Reverse: Within circle of dots archaistic Athena Promachos right hurling spear with raised right hand; shield held on left arm. To l. [inscription] In field l. [inscription] r. [inscription].


By 1940: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 11, 1940

Credit Line

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

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 315/4–295 B.C. or later


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2346.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.64 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins