Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1772

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy VIII, Euergetes II (Benefactor), reigned from 146/145 BC to 116 BC. Mint: Cyprus - Salamis. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I turned to the right, eagis around his neck. Reverse: eagle standing on thunderbolt turned to the left, regnal year LME (year 45: that is 125 BC. The mint letters ΣΑ for Salamis to the right. Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ