Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
315/4–300 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2258.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.60 gm.

Accession Number

20.768

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great right wearing elephant skin.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos to right with spear and shield.
In field at right: helmet over eagle on thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek and monogram in field at left; inscription in Greek in field at right.

Provenance

Purchased of Seltmand from the sale of Shurtleff duplicates (no. 15)

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins