Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2255.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of deified Alexander the Great to right with Ammon’s horns, broad band in hair, hair covered by elephant skin with beaded edge below, and aegis tied at throat. Beaded border.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, spear in raised right hand, shield on left arm; she wears crested Athenian helmet, chiton girded over overfold, and a scarf with “swallow tail” ends which passes forward from the back, is drawn up and thrown back again over both shoulders.
Eagle with closed wings at right.
Inscription in Greek at left. Monogram at left. Monogram at right.
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
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund