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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2752
People
Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Greek (r. 285-246 BCE)
Title
Oktodrachm (mnaieion) of Ptolemy II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
272-246 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169887
Location
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Egypt: Art for Eternity
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
27.63 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
octodrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ADELPHON
  • Reverse Inscription: THEON
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 603
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
1.1965.2752
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II r.; to l., shield; border of dots.
Rev.: Jugate busts of Ptolemy I and Berenice I r.; border of dots.
Exhibition History

The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 11/28/2017; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/29/2018 - 01/01/2050

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