Pentadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300–285 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2263.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 18.81 gm.

Accession Number

35.151

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis.
Behind head, Greek letter.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt.
In field, left: monogram. Inscription in Greek around.

Credit Line

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