Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1771

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy VI, the Philometer (Mother-loving), reigned from 181/180 BC to 145 BC. Mint: Alexandria. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I, turned to the right with aegis around his neck. Reverse: eagle with closed wings turned to the left and standing on thunderbolt. Dotted border and legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ.