Detail View: The AMICA Library: Reverse: Double cornucopia

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1922.4934
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Ancient Egypt 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: 
obverse
Creation Date: 
Ptolemaic Period, after 270 B.C.
Creation Start Date: 
-270
Creation End Date: 
-265
Materials and Techniques: 
Gold octadrachm
Classification Term: 
Coin
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.
Creation Place: 
...,Egypt,Urban (region),Al-Iskandariyah (governorate),Alexandria
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
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.D12624.TIF