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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2750
People
Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Greek (r. 285-246 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Ptolemy II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
285 BCE-246 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169884
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
14.25 g
Die Axis
10
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOU
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 544
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
1.1965.2750
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Diademed head of Ptolemy I r.; border of dots.
Rev.: Eagle standing on thunderbolt l.; to l., ST above symbol; three monograms in l. field; in r. field, shield; border of dots

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