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Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Isis (?), struck under Ptolemy VI

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Obverse: Female head (Isis?) to right, with long curls. Reverse: Eagle standing to left. In field at left: two Greek letters. Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 180–170 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1355

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins