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Coin Portraying King Ptolemy of Cyprus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

68-67 BCE

Artist:

Greek, Ptolemaic

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays King Ptolemy, facing right and wearing a diadam. A decorative border of dots is partially preserved.

On the back an eagle stands on thunderbolt, surrounded by an as yet untranslated inscription.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Portraying King Ptolemy of Cyprus

Origin

Egypt

Date

68 BCE–67 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 14.16 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4260

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