Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Kleopatra VII

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
50 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2302.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.79 gm.

Accession Number

36.440

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis.
Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt; under right wing palm; to left head ornament of Isis.
Inscriptions in Greek to left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Laura Slocum Collection; gift of Laura Slocum to MFA in memory of her sister, Anna D. Slocum, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Slocum in memory of her sister, Anna D. Slocum