Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ptolemaic Coin

A gold coin weighing one ounce and minted in Ptolemaic Egypt has recently been found in Israel at Tel Kedesh near the Lebanon border. This is only the second Egyptian gold coin found in Israel and the biggest.

The image on the coin may represent Cleopatra I, wife of the Ptolemaic King Ptolemy V.

AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill

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