Drachm of Ptolemy IV
money; coins (money)
The face of Zeus-Ammon adorns the front of this coin and the eagle that is the symbol of Zeus is on the back. Zeus-Ammon is the pairing of the two godkings of the Greek and Egyptian pantheons. The joining of these cultures is an attempt to legitimize the fact that Egypt since the time of Alexander was ruled by Greeks instead of Egyptians.
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Alloy (metal) 4.1 cm