Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1765

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II, the Philadelphos (Brother loving), born 308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I turned to the right, aegis around the neck Reverse: eagle turned to the left standing on thunderbolt, letters ΠΤ ΩΔ to the left and shield to the right. Dotted border. Legend: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ