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

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I, right, diademed and wearing aegis. Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt; under right wing, palm; to left head ornament of Isis. [inscriptions] to left and right. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek)

Provenance

By date unknown: Laura Slocum Collection; gift of Laura Slocum to MFA in memory of her sister, Anna D. Slocum, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Slocum in memory of her sister, Anna D. Slocum

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 52 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2300.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.12 gm.

Accession Number

36.439

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins