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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 316–310 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2256.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

Accession Number

95.160

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 Alkidemos.
Eagle at right.
Inscription in Greek at left and monograms at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 341); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund