Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Tarsos (Cilicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.1190

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy III 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.
In left field a shield (?).
Inscription in Greek around; two monograms at right..
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