Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Kleopatra VII

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 51–30 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1400

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Kleopatra VII right, diademed.
Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt.
To left, double cornucopia.
Greek inscriptions around and in field.

Provenance

By 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 650); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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