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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.419.24
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Coin of Ptolemy I, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
after 294 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/176058
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.12 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
diobol
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 220 or 225, Lorber B47
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of H. Bartlett Wells, Class of 1929
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.419.24
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Heracles in elephant skin r.
Rev.: Eagle with outstretched wings standing on thunderbolt, control symbol in l. field.

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