Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246–221 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2347.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 27.60 gm.

Accession Number

49.1907

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy II, diademed and wearing chlamys, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled. Shield in field at left.
Inscription above.
Reverse: Busts jugate of Ptolemy I, diademed and wearing aegis, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 865); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour