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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.57
People
Ptolemy III Euergetes, Greek (r. 246-221 BCE)
Title
Coin of Ptolemy III, Egypt
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
246 - 221 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/21162
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
48.37 g
Die Axis
11
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber: bought 1974 from C.L. Deland
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Svoronos 974
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.57
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bearded head of Zeus Ammon to r.
Rev.: Eagle standing on thunderbolt l. looking back, cornucopia on l. shoulder; dotted border. E between the eagle's legs.

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