Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Sarapis and Isis, struck under Ptolemy IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
221–204 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2284.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.98 gm.

Accession Number

35.195

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Busts right jugate of Sarapis, wearing laurel-wreath above which small cap of Osiris, and Isis, wearing corn-wreath above which globe and horns.
Dotted circle.
Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt with head looking back; on right wing, tip of double cornucopiae bound with fillet.
Inscription in Greek around; between legs: Greek letters.
Dotted circle.

Credit Line

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