Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Coin; Tetradrachm

LIV.2012.1.1758

Currently not on display

Information

Coin of Ptolemy II, the Philadelphos (Brother loving), born 308 BC, died 246 BC; became king of Egypt in 285 BC Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy the I, turned to the right wearing the aegis on the neck. Worn out surface of the head. Reverse: eagle with closed wings turned to the left, worn out lower feet of the eagle. Dotted border. Letters ΛA? to the right. Legend: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ