2 1/2 drachms 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. 2279.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.70 gm.

Accession Number

35.194

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Berenike II, right, wearing diadem, necklace, and veil over back of head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends between two six-pointed stars.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Border of dots.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)