TETRADRACHM 285-246 BCE

21 Jun 2012

art tetradrachm ptolemaic TETRADRACHM 285 246 BCESILVER TETRADRACHM (23MM.)
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, PTOLEMY II 285-246 BCE.
$750

Description : Obverse: Head of Ptolemy I;
Reverse: Eagle standing on a thunderbolt.
FINE

Another great achievement during Ptolemy II’s reign was the construction of the Pharos, a light-house reaching 440 ft. above a peninsula in Alexandria Harbour with a perpetual fire to guide the ships along the coast – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Price : $750

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