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Bronze coin

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


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins