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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2739
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Octodrachm of Ptolemy I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
300 - 283 B.C.
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/186457
Location
Level 3, Room 3440, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art in the Service of Kings
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
28.34 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
octodrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOU; monogram in l. field
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 198; Jenkins, p.25 pl.5,2 (this coin); SNG Cop 48
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
1.1965.2739
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy r.
Reverse: BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOU; Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt; border of dots. Symbol to l.
Exhibition History

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

32Q: 3440 Near East, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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