Stater of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
about 304–298 B.C.
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2259.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Francis Wright Fabyan Collection; gift of Francis Wright Fabyan to MFA, October 16, 1911
Gift of Francis Wright Fabyan