Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 202–200 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2288.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.14 gm.

Accession Number

35.193

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy V wearing chalmys and diadem with fringed ends, adorned with ear of corn.
Dotted circle.
Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt.
Between legs: Greek inscription
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)