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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy IX

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I, profile to right. Reverse: Eagle, striding on thunderbolt. [Greek incription]. In field, left, [inscription], right [inscription].

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 117–106 or 88–81 B.C.

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Naukratis, Egypt

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2299.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm.

Accession Number

86.823

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins