Mnaieion (oktadrachm) of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 265–246 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2273.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

03.979

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Jugate busts of Ptolemy the Great and Berenike I, right; former with
diadem and chlamys; latter with diadem and veil.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, right; former with diadem and chlamys; latter with diadem and veil; at left, shield.
Above: Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900