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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:

247-222 BCE, issued by Ptolemy III

Artist:

Greek, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Zeus.

On the back, an eagle stands on a fulmen.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting the God Zeus

Place

Ancient Greece (Minted in)

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247 BCE–222 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ

Dimensions

Diam.: 4.3 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1190

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