Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2274.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.75 gm.

Accession Number

35.142

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled.
To left, shield.
Above: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy I the Great, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Berenike I, diademed and veiled.
Above: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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