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Coin: lead obol

Museum number:
6-22712
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Alternate number:
443
Accession number:
Acc.699
Object count:
1
Description:
Obverse: Nilus I, seated on rocks, crowned with lotus, wearing himation over legs, holding reed in right hand and cornucopia in left. Eluthenia facing him, standing right, crowned with corn, wearing long chitons and peplos flowing out behind, holding up ear of corn in right hand. Single border of dots. Reverse: Apis bull standing on the right with disk between horns, on garlanded basis with altar at right end. Before him, Isis standing to front, crowned with disk and horns, wearing long chiton, right hand outstretched, with serpent in left hand. Behind Apis, Ptah standing right, disk on head, mummiform, holding was-scepter in both hands, crescent opening right above Apis. Single border of dots. Contents: Lead Provenience: Temple enclosure, Tebtunis (Umm el-Buregat) Date: Memphis ca. 225-250 A.D. Denomination: obolos Size: 32 mm Weight: 3.79 g Published: Milne, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 21, p. 210-216, 1935.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Temple enclosure, Tebtunis, Faiyum region
Verbatim coll. place:
Egypt
Production place:
Memphis, Lower Egypt
Culture or time period:
Roman Empire (27 BC–395 AD)
Collector:
Arthur S. Hunt and Bernard P. Grenfell
Collection date:
1900
Materials:
Lead (metal)
Person depicted:
Apis (Egyptian deity), Isis (Egyptian and Roman deity), Nilus (Greek deity), and Ptah (Egyptian deity)
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
225-250 AD
Accession date:
1935
Department:
Ancient Egypt
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