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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)


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.


Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.12 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins