Drachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2281.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.08 gm.

Accession Number

35.196

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III to right, draped, diademed, and with slight beard.
Border of dots.
(Profile double struck)
Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends.
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.

Credit Line

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