1/2 drachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2280.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.13 gm.

Accession Number

01.5653

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund