About This Artwork


Octodrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy III Euergetes, Ptolemaic Period (221-205 B.C.), issued by King Ptolemy IV, reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes (247–222 B.C.)

Diam. 2.6 cm; 27.78 g

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4935

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 154A, April 20, 1994 - February 6, 2012.

"Power Struggles: Cleopatra's Relatives and Their Rivals," Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November 2001 - 2007.

The Art Institute of Chicago, When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014; traveled to New York City, N.Y., the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

Publication History

Karen B. Alexander. "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago." in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester, (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 29.

Roberta Casagrande-Kim, ed. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra. Exh. cat. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University/Princeton University Press, 2014). p. 68, fig. 4-14, p. 94 (cat. 44).

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