Egyptian / Coin Showing Queen Arsinoë II, Deified / Ptolemaic Period, after 270 B.C.Egyptian
Coin Showing Queen Arsinoë II, Deified
Ptolemaic Period, after 270 B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Active Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Coin Showing Queen Arsinoƫ II, Deified
Title Type: preferred
Title: Reverse: Double cornucopia
Title Type: alternate
View: reverse
Creation Start Date: -27
Creation End Date: -26
Creation Date: Ptolemaic Period, after 270 B.C.
Creation Place: ...,Egypt,Urban (region),Al-Iskandariyah (governorate),Alexandria
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Gold octadrachm
Dimensions: Diameter: 2.8 cm (1-1/8 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4934
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: Queen Arsinoƫ II, the daughter of Ptolemy I and the sister-goddess-consort of Ptolemy II, is honored on this coin. Under her veil is revealed the ram horn of the Egyptian god Amun, a mark of pharonic royalty. This coin was issued posthumously.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4934
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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