Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1661

Currently not on display

Information

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, palm branch over the shoulder, Regnal letters LKΘ over headress of Isis, year 29 that is 52 BC, mint letters to the right ΠΑ for Paphos. Legend all around: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ