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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
180–145 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2290.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.34 gm.

Accession Number

03.978

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I, right, wearing diadem and aegis.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt, left.
Inscription in Grek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900