- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
- Octodrachm of Ptolemy I
- Work Type
- 300 - 283 B.C.
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
- Ptolemaic period
- Persistent Link
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
- 28.34 g
- Die Axis
- 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
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- 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
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