Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2248.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of deified Alexander the Great to right with Ammon’s horns, elephant skin, and aegis tied at neck. Broad fillet in hair.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back on footstool, left hand raised on beaded sceptre, right hand holding eagle to right with closed wings; over his knees is a mantle.
At left in field a thunderbolt.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and below throne.
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
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund