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Coins (Egyptian Graeco-Roman and Nubian Meroitic era)

Bronze coin, Alexandria, Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246 - 222 BC), Ø 3.5 cm.

Bronze coin, Alexandria, Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246 - 222 BC), Ø 3.5 cm.

© Museu Nacional de Arqueologia, Lisbon
Silver coin, Alexandria, Ptolemy I Soter I (ca. 367 - 283 BC), Ø 2.8 cm.

Silver coin, Alexandria, Ptolemy I Soter I (ca. 367 - 283 BC), Ø 2.8 cm.

© Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid

Notice

Material
Metals
Type
Numismatics
Details
In copper, bronze, silver or gold. Egyptian coins of the Ptolemaic and Roman era usually depict in the obverse busts of the emperor or a family member, with Greek writing. The reverse varies and can represent an eagle, gods or personifications of the virtues.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Egypt
Period
Egyptian Graeco-Roman and Nubian Meroitic era (332 BC – AD 395)