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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy III to right with fillet in loose locks of hair and aegis tied at throat. Beaded border. Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt with wings slightly raised. In left field a shield (?); at right [inscription] and [inscription]; around [inscription]. Beaded...

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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 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos (Cilicia), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.1190

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins