Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Kleopatra VII

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
51 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2301.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.1193

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right with fillet in hair.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt.
At left, inscription in Greek and head ornament of Isis; at right, palm leaf over inscription in Greek; inscription in Greek around.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund