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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy III to right, aegis around neck. Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt. At right: A Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1982: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 30, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1982, lot 223); purchased at the Leu auction by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, June 9, 1982

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–222 B.C.


Uncertain (Asia Minor), Egypt (Kingdom)


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.02 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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