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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.)


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

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Gift of Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge

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


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

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The Ancient World


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