Ptolemaic coin with head of Zeus
Hellenistic, probably reign of Ptolemy I, Soter
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple
Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.); weignt 17.52 g
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
[inscription]Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right, in dotted border.
Reverse: =add Greek inscription= Eagle to left holds a thunderbolt in his talons. To left in field two illegible monograms =add Greek inscription=.
From a burial in the forecourt of Mycerinus' Pyramid Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition