Stater of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
about 298–294 B.C.
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2260.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, with diadem and aegis.
Reverse: In quadriga of elephants to left young Alexander the Great stands with reins in left hand and thunderbolt in right hand. He is nude except for aegis over left shoulder. Inscription in Greek above. In exergue: two monograms.
By 1914: with E. J. Seltman; purchased by MFA from E. J. Seltman, May 7, 1914, for $ 148.55 (this is the total cost for MFA 14.421 and 14.422)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund