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: 27 mm. Weight: 15.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.315

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, panther skin around neck and wearing elephant cap.
Reverse: Athena stands to right, spear in right hand, shield in left.
Eagle to right at her feet.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in field below right arm.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour