Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1767

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy VI, the Philometer (Mother-loving), reigned from 181/180-145 BC Mint: Alexandria. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I turned to the right. Reverse: eagle with closed wings turned to the left, standing on thunderbolt. Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Part of border can be seen. Very worn surface on both sides.