Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
305–285 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2264.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.1189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right with fillet in loose locks of hair and aegis tied at throat.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt with wings slightly raised.
At left Greek letter above monogram. Inscription in Greek around.
Beaded border.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund