Stater of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 298–294 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2260.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm.

Accession Number

14.421

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund