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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 322.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 27.75 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

55.465

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, veiled head of Berenike II to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cornucopiae bound with a fillet.
Border of dots.
Inscription around.

Ruler: Ptolemy III, in the name of Berenike II.

Provenance

By 1955: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 15, 1955, for £ 650

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour