Currency/exchange; Coin; Obol card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Obol

LIV.2012.1.1879

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II Philadelpos (Brother Loving); Born c.308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC Mint: Alexandria Obverse: horned head of deified Alexander in elephnat headdress, right, dotted border. Reverse: an eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt , dotted border. There is no obverse Inscription, however the reverse inscription reads: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ A