Dekadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

Obverse: Bust of Berenike II right, wearing necklace and veil over back of head. Border of dots.

Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits, bound with fillet with fringed ends, between two six-pointed stars.

In field between cornucopia and fillet ends: E [inscription].

Inscription around. (See media screen for Greek Inscriptions.)

Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland, auction 10, Hôtel Schwiezerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1625; by 1928 with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc 31, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 947); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour





Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Dekadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

  • Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 234–221 B.C.
Mint
Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)
Dimensions
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 42.73 gm.
Medium or Technique
Gold
Classification
Numismatics
Catalogue Raisonné
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2277.
Accession Number
35.122
On view
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C

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