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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
117–106 or 88–81 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2299.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm.

Accession Number

86.823

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I, profile to right.
Reverse: Eagle, striding on thunderbolt to left.
Incriptions in Greek around and in field at left and 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