Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1761

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy I Soter (the Savior); Born c. 367 BC, died 282 BC; Became king of Egypt c.305 or 306 BC Mint: most likely Alexandria Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis, a dotted border around; Reverse an eagle with closed wings turned to the left, standing on thunderbolt, letters ΣΙ in left field, a dotted border around the right side. There is no obverse Inscription, however the reverse inscription reads: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ only.