Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.71 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, panther skin around neck and wearing elephant cap.
Reverse: Athena stands to right, spear in right hand, shield in left.
Eagle to right at her feet.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in field below right arm.
By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour