Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Ptolemy III, struck under Ptolemy IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
221–204 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 27.77 gm.

Accession Number

35.205

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III wearing radiate diadem and aegis, carrying trident-sceptre.
Reverse: Radiate cornucopia bound with fillet.
Inscriptions in Greek around and below.

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

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