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. 2261.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.71 gm.

Accession Number

97.410

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right wearing diadem; aegis tied at throat.
Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left with wings partly raised.
Inscription and monogram at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund