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Coin Depicting the God Zeus

A work made of copper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper.

Date:

117-111 BCE, issued by Ptolemy X (Soter II)

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic; minted in Egypt

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Zeus.

On the back, two eagles are shown below an as yet untranslated inscription.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Depicting the God Zeus

Origin

Egypt

Date

117 BCE–111 BCE

Medium

Copper

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΓΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 22.60 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1192

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