Coin of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Herakles, struck under Ptolemy V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
204–181 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.18 gm.

Accession Number

86.832

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Herakles, with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Eagle striding a thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek.

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