Tetradrachm 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. 2348.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.12 gm.

Accession Number

48.295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Berenike II to right, wearing necklace, diadem and veil over back of head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends.
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.

Ruler: Ptolemy III

Provenance

By 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, April 11, 1948, for $ 1,200.00

CHECK: Jameson Cat. No. 1821. Imhoof-Blumer Collection; Cat. Hess, Oct. 1907, Berlin Duplicates, no. 1500.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour