Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
285–284 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2266.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.1188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right with fillet in loose locks of hair and aegis tied at throat.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt with wings slightly raised.
At left oval shield.
Monograms at left and between legs.
Inscription in Greek around.

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