Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Ptolemy I
Early Hellenistic Period
about 316–310 B.C.
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2256.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon, diademed and clad in elephant’s skin and aegis.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos.
Eagle at right.
Inscription in Greek at left and monograms at left and right.
By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 341); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund