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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 wearing elephant's skin and aegis. Border of dots. Three chopmarks on cheek. Greek letter delta on aegis. Reverse: Athena to right, shield on left arm and spear in raised right hand. At right, Corinthian helmet...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Capt. Shepherd Collection; by 1958: Anonymous U.S. Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Prof. David M. Robinson, March 13, 1958

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Prof. David M. Robinson

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 305 B.C.

Mint

Cyprus (?), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 318.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.56 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.331

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins