Pentadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
285–246 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2265.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm.

Accession Number

36.444

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of deified Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis. Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
In field at left, monogram.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

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