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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2738
People
Ptolemy I Soter, Greek (r. 323-285 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Ptolemy I, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
310-295 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191260
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
15.62 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ two monograms in l. and r. field
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 158; SNG Cop 23
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
1.1965.2738
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of the deified Alexander wearing elephant's skin and aegis r., with horn of Zeus Ammon around the ear; dotted border.
Rev.: Athena Alkidemos, r., holding spear r. and shield l.; to r., eagle clutching thunderbolt r.; border of dots; to l. monogram; to r., monogram.
Exhibition History

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

32Q: 2400 French/Italian/Spanish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/10/2018 - 02/06/2019

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