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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
311–305 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

Accession Number

47.1474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon, diademed and clad in elephant’s skin and aegis.
Reverse: Athena Promachos right; in front, eagle on thunderbolt.
Inscriptions in Greek around and at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge Collection; gift of Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge to MFA, November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge