Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Ephesos (Ionia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 27.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1997.138

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Veiled head of Berenike II to right.
Reverse: Cornucopia, with bee in field at the left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1997: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour