Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Arsinoe II, struck under Ptolemy II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
259 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2269.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 27.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.1191

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arsinoe to right with ram’s horn, fillet and stephane in hair, and veil over back of head. Over head is top of sceptre (?).
In left field, M.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Double cornucopia with fruit, a bunch of grapes on each side and fillets with fringed ends.
Inscription in Greek around.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund