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. 2252.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great right with horn of Ammon, diademed, and clad in elephant’s skin and aegis.
Greek letter in field.
Reverse: Pallas to right with spear and shield.
In field at right: eagle on thunderbolt.
Greek inscriptions at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: anonymous private collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

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