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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2732
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Ptolemy I as Satrap, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
323-318 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191214
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.17 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 12; SNG Cop 6
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
1.1965.2732
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Heracles in lion skin headdress r. Border of dots
Reverse:. Zeus enthroned l., holding eagle r. and scepter l., feet on footrest ; to l., thunderbolt; below throne, delta iota. Border of dots.
Exhibition History

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

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