Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with head of Ptolemy I, struck under Ptolemy VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
180–145 B.C.


Mint: Egypt (Kingdom), Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2291.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm.

Accession Number

34.1291

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy to right, diademed and wearing aegis.
Reverse: Eagle to left on thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek.
Dotted circle around.

Provenance

By date unknown: F. Monroe Endicott Collection; gift of F. Monroe Endicott to MFA, November 1, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of F. Munroe Endicott