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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Ptolemy I Soter

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

305-284 BCE and later

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I to right, diademed and wearing aegis; partial border of dots
Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left, at left the letter P and a monogram, countermark at right

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Ptolemy I Soter

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BCE–284 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 13.42 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4252

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