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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.9
People
Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Greek (r. 285-246 BCE)
Arsinoe II (r. 285-270 BCE)
Title
Decadrachm of Ptolemy II, for his wife Arsinoe II, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
260 - 250 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/185944
Location
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Egypt: Art for Eternity
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
33.13 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
decadrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 409, Troxell gr. 2
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Veiled head of Arsinoe II Philadelphos diademed wearing stephane with ram’s horn around her ear and lotus-tipped scepter over shoulder
Rev.: Double cornucopiae
Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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