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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2734
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Stater of Ptolemy I of Egypt, Kyrene
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
305-285 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Cyrene (Cyrenaica)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169731
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.07 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
stater
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 101
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
1.1965.2734
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Diademed head of Ptolemy I r.
Rev.: Elephant quadriga l., in which Alexander stands holding thunderbolt in r. hand and sceptor l.; in exergue, sylphium plant.
Exhibition History

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

32Q: 2400 French/Italian/Spanish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/10/2018 - 02/06/2019

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