Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
266 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Ephesos (Ionia) (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1994.232

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy II right, aegis around shoulders.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in right field. Monogram in left field.

Provenance

By 1994: with Frank L. Kovacs, P.O. Box 25300, San Mateo, California 94402; purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs, October 26, 1994

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour