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Ptolemaic Coin
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About Ptolemaic Coin
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Barter was the basis of commercial relations in Egypt during the Pharaonic period. However, coins were produced for the first time in Asia Minor, and were introduced by the Greek traders who came to Egypt towards the end of the Pharaonic Period.

The first Egyptian coins were those of Alexander the Great who came to Egypt in 332 BC. The coin we have here dates to the time of Ptolemy the First. On the obverse, there is the head of the king, while on the reverse; a man is shown on a chariot drawn by four elephants.

Dimensions:  Diameter 1.7 cm

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