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Bronze coin

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.980

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obv: head of man barely visible; surface almost entirely lacking. Rev: male head barely visible; surface practicaly disappeared.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pillared hall 27), between pillars 3 and 4. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition ; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition