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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:

253-252 BCE, reign of Ptolemy II (285–247 BCE)

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays King Ptolemy I facing right.

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

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy I

Origin

Tyre

Date

253 BCE–252 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΟΛΕΜΑΟΥ ΕΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΛΓ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 14.14 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1145

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