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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2733
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Ptolemy I as Satrap, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
319-310 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191213
Location
Level 3, Room 3440, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Middle Eastern Art in the Service of Kings
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
16 g
Die Axis
10
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ALEXANDROY; RY
Provenance
Joseph Hirsch, 32, 14 Sept. 1912, 593.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 20; Zervos pl. 3, 15 (this coin); SNG Cop 11
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2733
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Alexander in elephant skin r.; dotted border.
Rev.: Zeus seated l. on throne, holding eagle r. and scepter l.; to l., thunderbolt; below throne, rho upsilon.
Exhibition History

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3440 Middle East, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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