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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy I

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

367-284 BCE

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of King Ptolemy I of Egypt, facing right. The back (reverse) depicts an eagle, wings folded.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy I

Place

Ancient Mediterranean (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

367 BCE–284 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.6 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.701

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