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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Uncertain (Asia Minor), Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1982.282

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins