Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300–285 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.80 gm.

Accession Number

35.153

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis.
Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt.
To left: monogram.
Inscription in Greek around.

Credit Line

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