Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
204–180 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 28.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted bust right, of Ptolemy I, wearing aegis.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt left.
Star at left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1966: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, 6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (Leu-Hess auction 31, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, December 6-7, 1966, lot 569 [as ex auction Schlessinger 1935 Ermitage, 1587]); by 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour