Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy III, struck under Ptolemy IV
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2283.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 27.77 gm.
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, February 2, 2017 – July 15, 2018
Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III wearing radiate diadem and aegis, carrying trident-sceptre.
Reverse: Radiate cornucopia bound with fillet.
Inscriptions in Greek around and below.
1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)