Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1757

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy I Soter (the Savior); Born c. 367 BC, died 282 BC; Became king of Egypt c.305 or 306 BC Mint: most likely Alexandria. Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis, a dotted border around. Reverse: an eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, letter Σ in left field, again with a dotted border around. The reverse inscription reads: [Π]ΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ]