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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Ptolemy VIII Euergetes

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

146-145 BCE, Reign of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes (146–116 BCE)

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays King Ptolemy VIII Euergetes of Egypt, facing right and wearing a diadem.
On the back (reverse), an eagle is shown standing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Ptolemy VIII Euergetes

Origin

Egypt

Date

146 BCE–145 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ LKE ΠΑ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 13.91 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.702

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