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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, with horn of Ammon, diademed and clad in elephant's skin and aegis. Reverse: Athena Promachos right; in front, eagle on thunderbolt. Inscriptions in Greek around and at left and right. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge Collection; gift of Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge to MFA, November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 311–305 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

Accession Number

47.1474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins