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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right with fillet in loose locks of hair and aegis tied at throat. Beaded border. Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunder bolt with wings slightly raised. At left P above [inscription]; around, [inscription]. Beaded border. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 305–285 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2264.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.1189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins