Stater of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 304–298 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2259.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

11.1754

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis tied at neck.
Reverse: Quadriga drawn by elephant to left, in which stands Alexander with thunderbolt in right hand, reins in left, aegis over left shoulder.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Francis Wright Fabyan Collection; gift of Francis Wright Fabyan to MFA, October 16, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Wright Fabyan