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. 2258.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.60 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Purchased of Seltmand from the sale of Shurtleff duplicates (no. 15)
Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins