Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2008.15.3

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II, Philadelphos (Brother-Loving); Born 308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy turned to the right, dotted border. Reverse: eagle turned to the left, standing on thunderbolt. Dotted border, letters ΣΤ KΙ over Χ to the left of the eagle The reverse inscription reads: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣ[ΙΛ]ΕΩΣ