1/2 drachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2280.
Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.13 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Berenike II to right, wearing a diadem, veil and necklace.
Reverse: Cornucopia bound with a fillet, between two six-pointed stars.
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund