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ID:     24850
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ptolemy II, Philadelphos
Date Ruled:     284-247 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Pentadrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     B.C. c. 270-267
Diameter:     22.7 mm
Weight:     17.823 g
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Reverse Legend:     ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / H
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, date H and club left
Date On Coin:     H
Mint:     Phoenicia, Tyre
Primary Reference:     BMC Ptolemies p. 9, 74 and pl. II, 2 (same obv die, Ptolemy I)
Reference2:     Svoronos 636 (8 specimens)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=23779