Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1756

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II, Philadelphos (Brother-Loving); Born 308 BC, died 246 BC; Became king of Egypt in 285 BC Mint: Tyre. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy turned to the right, with aegis around his neck. Reverse: eagle turned to the left with closed wings standing on thunderbolt, monogram of Tyre over club to the left of the eagle. Legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ only legible.