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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
247–222 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2271.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.04 gm.

Accession Number

86.826

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I (Soter) profile to right.
Reverse: Eagle standing on a thunderbolt.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and right. Illegilble monogram in field at right.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription