Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy IX
117–106 or 88–81 B.C.
Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2299.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I, profile to right.
Reverse: Eagle, striding on thunderbolt to left.
Incriptions in Greek around and in field at left and right.
From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
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