Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm, GVF, Sidon Mint, 285 - 246 B.C.E.

Ancient Coins - Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm, GVF, Sidon Mint, 285 - 246 B.C.E.
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PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS AR TETRADRACHM, 285 - 246 B.C.E.

 

Svoronos 713, SNG Cop. 506, Good Very Fine, 25.5mm, 14.26 grams, Sidon Mint, Struck Circa. 266/265 B.C.E.

 
Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy I to right
Reverse: Eagle facing left, surrounded by inscription, mintmark in left field
 
BOLD bust and well centered!
 
Ptolemy was fond of knowledge and it was he who commissioned the "Septuagint", a translation of the Torah into Greek. Ptolemy was also married to his sister, hence the name "Philadelphos".
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