Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
261 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2268.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm.

Accession Number

03.980

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arsinoe II, veiled, with ram’s horn beneath her ear. She wears a crown and behind her head is seen the top of her sceptre.
Behind: Greek inscription.
Reverse: Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with taenia.
Around: Greek inscription.

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