Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
204–180 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Uncertain (Phoenicia) (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.1192

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy V to right with fillet in short hair and chlamys.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt with wings slightly raised.
Monogram at left and inscription in Greek around.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund