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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy of Cyprus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

65-64 BCE

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays King Ptolemy facing right and wearing a diadem, with traces of a dotted border.

On the back an eagle stands on a thunderbolt facing left.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy of Cyprus

Origin

Cyprus

Date

65 BCE–64 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 13.77 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4259

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