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. 2252.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: anonymous private collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)