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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)


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.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.22 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins