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

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.316

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Veiled bust of Berenike right.
At right: Greek letter gamma
Reverse: Cornucopia, flanked each side by pileus of Dioskouros.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour