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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 Alkidemos. Monograms and inscription in Greek. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 341); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 316–310 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2256.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

Accession Number

95.160

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins