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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
246 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2275.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.85 gm.

Accession Number

35.150

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, diademed and wearing chlamys, and of Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled.
At left: shield.
Inscription in Greek above their heads.
Reverse: Busts jugate right of Ptolemy the Great, diademed and wearing aegis?, and of Berenike, diademed and veiled.
Inscription in Greek above their heads.

Credit Line

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