Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coin; Tetradrachm


Currently not on display


Coin of: Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, (Brother-Loving). Born 308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC Mint Tyre? Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy, turned to the right, dotted border. Reverse: eagle with closed wings, turned to the left and standing on thunderbolt.. Tyre monogram over club to the left, to the right of the eagle KIX. There is no obverse Inscription, however the reverse inscription reads: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣ[ΙΛ]ΕΩΣ