Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
323–283 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.15 gm.

Accession Number

86.847

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon, profile to right.
Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt.
Around: Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription