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Coin Portraying Queen Cleopatra I as the Goddess Isis

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

146-127 BCE, issued by Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II

Artist:

Greek; minted in Paphos, Cyprus

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the queen Cleopatra I as the goddess Isis.

On the back, an eagle is shown standing on a thunder bolt.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Portraying Queen Cleopatra I as the Goddess Isis

Origin

Egypt

Date

146 BCE–127 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: [ΠΤΟΑΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙ] ΑΕΩΕ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 18.2 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1226

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