Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–222 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Uncertain (Asia Minor)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.02 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1982.282

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy III to right, aegis around neck.
Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt.
At right: A Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1982: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 30, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1982, lot 223); purchased at the Leu auction by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, June 9, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour