Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1785

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II, the Philadelphos, born 308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC 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. To the left lettets Λ Ι Μ Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ