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Dekadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
about 234–221 B.C.


Mint, Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2277.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 42.73 gm.

Accession Number

35.122

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Bust of Berenike II right, wearing necklace and veil over back of head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits, bound with fillet with fringed ends, between two six-pointed stars.
In field between cornucopia and fillet ends: E
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland, auction 10, Hôtel Schwiezerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1625; by 1928 with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc 31, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 947); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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