Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.236

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy VI, the Philometer (Loving his mother) reigned from 181/180 BC-145 BC. Mint: Paphos. Die Axis: 350° Obverse: diademed head of a Ptolemaic ruler right. 'XII' scratched in lower right field on obverse. Reverse: eagle with closed wings standing to the left on thunderbolt, to the left regnal year LKA, year 21 that is 160 BC, mint letters 'ΠA' for Paphos to the right. Legend 'ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ all' around.