Superb Silver Tetradrachm of Ptolemy VI Philometor - 180 BC. A magnificent silver tetradrachm issued under Ptolemy VI Philometor ("Mother Lover"). Minted in Alexandria, during Ptolemy's first reign, circa 180 - 170 BC. The obverse with a fantastic portrait depicting the founder of the dynasty, Ptolemy I. The King is shown in the most striking Hellenistic style, he wears a scaly aegis, visible at his neck and a thin diadem, which runs through his wild hair. His eyes are fixed determinedly at the horizon, his lips pursed. The reverse with the symbol of Zeus, the eagle. The creature's talons gripping a thunderbolt, its feathers seemingly ruffled, as it stands proudly against the wind. The inscription reading: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ "King Ptolemy" Boldly struck and perfectly centred on excellent metal and beautifully toned. The most appealing example of this type that we have seen on the market. A wonderful coin.
- Price: $9,500.00 - In stock