Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
204–181 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Sidon (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 323.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.72 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

53.331

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Ptolemy V to right.
Circle of dots.
Reverse: Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt.
Inscriptions around and in left field.
Circle of dots.

Provenance

By 1953: with Henry Grunthal, P.O. Box 135, Washington Bridge Station, New York 33, N.Y. and Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 101 West 55th Street, New York 19, N.Y. (Grunthal-Gans Mail Bid Sale 13, March 1953, no. 75); purchased by MFA from the Grunthal-Gans sale for
$ 55.50; accessioned April 9, 1953

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour