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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

367-284 BCE

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Ptolemy facing right. The back (reverse) depicts an eagle, wings folded.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Ptolemy

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

Struck 367 BCE–284 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ L' ΠA

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 13.34 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.698

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