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Coin

Obverse: male head, barely visible, surface very much worn. Reverse: surface completely eaten away.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Hassan XX. 1909: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellentistic (Ptolemaic)–Roman Imperial Period, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.1055

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins