Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1766

Currently not on display

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Coin of Ptolemy VIII, Euergetes (the Benefactor) Mint: Cyprus - Salamis. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy I, turned to the right with aegis around the neck Reverse: eagle with closed wings turned to the left, standing on thunderbolt.Letters LΛΓ regnal year 33 that is 137BC to the left of the eagle. To the right the mint letters: ΣΑ Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ