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Coin Depicting the God Zeus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

222-204 BCE, issued by Ptolomy IV (?)

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the Roman god Zeus with the curling ram’s horns associated with the Egyptian god Ammon.
On the back (reverse), an eagle is shown with a capital letter E between it’s legs.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting the God Zeus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

222 BCE–204 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛ[ΕΩΣ]

Dimensions

Diam. 4 cm; 42.33 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2733

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