Currency/exchange; Decadrahm card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Currency/exchange; Decadrahm

LIV.2012.1.1617

Currently not on display

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Coin of Ptolemy II, the Philadelphus (Brother-Loving), (born 308 BC, died 246 BC. King of Egypt in 285 BC). for his wife and sister Arsinoe II. Obverse; head of Arsinoe II turned to the right, wearing a veil and a diademed stephane, ram's horn under her ear. Reverse: double cornucopiae bound together with royal diadem, containing pyramidal cakes, pomegranate, and other fruits, a grape cluster hanging from the rim of each horn. Legend worn all around possibly AΡΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY.