Coin; Diobol card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coin; Diobol

LIV.2012.1.2229

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy I Born c.367 BC, died c. 282 BC; Became king of Egypt in 305 BC Mint: Alexandria Obverse: laureate head of Zeus turned to the right, dotted border around; Reverse: eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt, monogram (A) in left field can be seen as well as a dotted border (?) There is no obverse Inscription, however the reverse inscription reads: [ΠΤΟ]ΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ.