Dekadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
245 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2276.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 35.58 gm.

Accession Number

35.147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arsinoe to right with ram’s horn, fillet and stephane in hair, veil over back of head. Above head protrudes top of sceptre.
In left field: B B
Beaded border.
Reverse: Double cornucopia with fruits, bunch of grapes on each side and fillets with fringed ends.
Around field: inscription in Greek
Beaded border.

Credit Line

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