Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1797

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy XII, Neos Dioynysus and also known as Auletes (flute playing), reigned from 80 BC to 51 BC. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I, turned to the right. Reverse: eagle with closed wings turned to the left, standing on thunderbolt. To the left of the eagle the regnal letters H , mint letters to the right ΠΑ for Paphos. Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ