Currency/exchange; Coin; Obol card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Musuem

Currency/exchange; Coin; Obol

LIV.2012.1.1835

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy III Euergetes (Benefactor); Born c.280 BC, died November/December 222 BC; Became king of Egypt in 246 BC Mint: Alexandria Obverse: horned Ammon head right, wearing taenia, and a dotted border; Reverse:eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia on left, monogram between his legs and a dotted border can be seen There is no obverse Inscription, however the reverse inscription reads: [ΠΤΟΛΕΜ]ΑΙΟΥ [ΒΑ]ΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ]