Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300–285 B.C.
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2261.
Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.71 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right wearing diadem; aegis tied at throat.
Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left with wings partly raised.
Inscription and monogram at left.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund