Co 2012 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Ptolemy III from Alexandria) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 1007, p. 283, pl. 31 (J. Kroll)
Comparanda
Svoronos19041908, 1000, p. 155
Description
Typical Ptolemaic dimple at center of reverse.
Preservation comment
Wear: P+. Extensive, minute pitting; sparse marginal flaking; rare scratching. Small, thin areas of white bronze disease on both faces.
Axis (1-12
12
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Alexandria (Egypt)
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
5.04
Obverse Description
Laureate bust of king to right
Reverse Description
Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt; behind, cornucopia (traces)
Reverse Inscription
Π[ΤΟΛΕ]ΜΑΙΟ[Υ] – ΒΑΣ[ΙΛΕΩΣ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 2012 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Ptolemy III from Alexandria).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co2012>