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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2766
People
Ptolemy VI Philometor, Greek (r. 180-145 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Ptolemy VI
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
180 BCE-145 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/168867
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
14.21 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 1489
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
1.1965.2766
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv. Diademed head of Ptolemy I with aegis r.
Rev. Eagle standing on Thunderbolt l.

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