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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy VI

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Obverse: Head of Ptolemy to right, diademed; border of dots. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt to left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1958: Anonymous U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, May 8, 1958

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 154 B.C.

Mint

Paphos (Cyprus), Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 324.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.488

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins