Pentadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2278.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 21.35 gm.

Accession Number

35.144

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Berenike II. right, wearing necklace and veil over back of head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends between two six-pointed stars.
In field between corunucopia and fillet ends: E
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.

Credit Line

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