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Ancient Coinage of Egypt, Ptolemy II

Ptolemy II Philadelphus, King of Egypt 281-246 BC.

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AE13Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, AE13. 285-246 BC. Head of Ptolemy right / BASILEUS PTOLEMAOU, Eagle standing left with spread wings. TextImage
BMC 35Ptolemy II, 285-246 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Struck at the mint of Sidon in Phoenicia. Diademed bust right / Eagle stands left, wings closed. TextImage
SNGCop 119Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE 28. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, shield & M monogram in left field. TextImage
SNGCop 141ffEGYPT: PTOLEMY II. 285-246 BC. Bronze -47mm (76.70 gm). Head of Zeus-Ammon, right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread and looking back. TextImage
SNGCop 465cfPtolemy II(?). 285-246 B.C. AE 19. Head of Zeus right / BASILEWS PTOLEMEOU, eagle standing left. TextImage
Svoronos 204Ptolemy II Philadelphos AV Pentadrachm. Obverse die signed by the artist D. Alexandria mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, in aegis; tiny D behind ear / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left. TextImage
Svoronos 324Ptolemaic Kings Of Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. AE Dichalkon. 24mm, 7.68 g. Kyrene mint. Struck under Magas, 277-261 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / PTOLEMAIOY above, BASILEWS beneath thunderbolt; MAG monogram above. Svoronos 324; Noeske 112-113; SNG Cop. 431-432.TextImage
Svoronos 354 varPtolemy II, AR tetradrachm, 285-246 BC. 13.87 gr. 25.17 mm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. EY above AHP monogram in left field. Svoronos 354 var (this monogram but with delta behind ear on obverse).TextImage
Svoronos 362vPtolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Signed by the artist A. Circa 285-275 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, in aegis; A behind ear / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; EY & monogram before. TextImage
Svoronos 366Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. TextImage
Svoronos 367Ptolemy II Philadelphos AV Pentadrachm. 285-246 BC. Obverse die signed by the artist D. Alexandria mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, in aegis; small D behind ear / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ST & monogram to left. TextImage
Svoronos 368Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis at neck, small >D behind ear / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, ST over PA monogram to left. TextImage
Svoronos 378Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Alexandria (or Kition?) mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis at neck, small >D behind ear / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, ST, KI & AX monogram to left. TextImage
Svoronos 402cfPtolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Unknown Phoenician mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I TextImage
Svoronos 416Ptolemy II AE20. Head of Alexander the Great right in elephant-skin headdress / BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open. TextImage
Svoronos 439 Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. AE 24mm, 10.50 g. Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant’s skin headdress / eagle with open wings standing left on thunderbolt; Delta between legs. Svoronos 439; Weiser 34; SNG Copenhagen 162.TextImage
Svoronos 446Ptolemy II AE 48mm Drachm. Struck 266-265 BC. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned to the right; E between legs. SNG Cop 142. TextImage
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Svoronos 450Ptolemy II AE 48mm Drachm. Struck 266-265 BC. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned to the right; E between legs. SNG Cop 142. TextImage
Svoronos 467Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AE 23mm (10.53 gm). Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; E between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 479Ptolemy II AE40mm. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / Two eagles standing left; L between left eagle's legs. SNG Cop 149. TextImage
Svoronos 529Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy; tiny D behind / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monograms in left field, shield in right. TextImage
Svoronos 539Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, PT, AP & ATR monograms to left, shield to right. TextImage
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Svoronos 548Ptolemy II Philadelphos AR Tetradrachm. c277/6-5/4 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; S monogram in left field. TextImage
Svoronos 553Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE Obol. Alexandria mint, ca 269-268 BC. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; monogram & shield to left, tiny monogram between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 557 varPtolemy II AE25. Cyprus Mint. Diademed head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left, wings open, S over shield over X in left field, L between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 572Ptolemy II AE 26 mm. Head of Zeus, laureate, right / Eagle standing left, wings open, shield to left. Trident countermark. SNGCop 125.TextImage
Svoronos 576Ptolemy II, AE28, Alexandria mint. Laureate head of the Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, SI monogram over shield in left field, I between legs. Svoronos 576; BMC 15-16.TextImage
Svoronos 581Ptolemy II AE 26 mm. Head of Zeus, laureate, right / Eagle standing left, wings spread; shield to left; . TextImage
Svoronos 586Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE 27mm Obol. Alexandria mint, ca 274-272 BC. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; monogram & shield to left, tiny o between legs. TextImage
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Svoronos 600Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285-246 BC, AE30 mm, 17.50 gr. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; S over shield in left field. No letter between legs. Svoronos 600.TextImage
Svoronos 603Ptolemy II Philadelphos & Arsinöe II AV Oktadrachm. Alexandria mint, struck after 265 BC. ADELFWN, conjoined busts of Ptolemy II & Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed & draped, Arsinöe is diademed & veiled; Gallic shield behind / QEWN, similar conjoined busts of Ptolemy I & Berenike I. TextImage
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Svoronos 604Ptolemy II Philadelphos & Arsinöe II AV Tetradrachm. Alexandria mint, struck after 265 BC. ADELFWN, conjoined busts of Ptolemy II & Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed & draped, Arsinöe is diademed & veiled; Gallic shield behind / QEWN, similar conjoined busts of Ptolemy I & Berenike I. TextImage
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Svoronos 610Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC, AE diobol. 26mm, 16.94 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; shield in left field. No letter between legs or in field. Svoronos 610; SNG Cop 114; Weiser 18.TextImage
Svoronos 612Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC, AE diobol. 27 mm, 15.16 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; shield over NK monogramin left field. Svoronos 612; BMC 24-25; Paris 514; Mionnet VI, 311.TextImage
Svoronos 615Ptolemy II AE 27mm Obol. Struck 285-265 BC, Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; shield before, A behind. TextImage
Svoronos 620Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE Diobol. 27.33 mm. 20.06 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; shield and NY monogram in left field. Svoronos 620; SNG Cop. 117.TextImage
Svoronos 626varPtolemy II Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C., Tyre, Phoenicia, AR tetradrachm, 14.076g, max 27.4mm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, Tyre monogram and club left. Svoronos 626 var (no monogram) or Svoronos 644 var (D behind ear).TextImage
Svoronos 636Ptolemy II, AV pentadrachm. Dated Year 8, 276-275 BC. Alexandria or Tyre mint. 23 mm, 17.80 g. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed. H over club in left field. Svoronos 636; BMC 74.TextImage
Svoronos 637Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint. Dated year 8=275/276 BC. Alexandria or Tyre mint. 23 mm, 17.80 g. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed. H over club in left field. Svoronos 637; SNG Cop 478.TextImage
Svoronos 638Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AE15, 3.69 gr. Tyre mint. Dated Year 8 = 285-246 BC. Head of Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle with wings open, standing left on thunderbolt, H over club in left field. Svoronos 638; BMC 80 (under Ptolemy I).TextImage
Svoronos 643Ptolemy II Philadelphos AV Pentadrachm. 285-246 BC. Tyre mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, in aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Tyre monogram & club to left. TextImage
Svoronos 644Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm, Tyre, 267 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, a minute I engraved behind his ear / PTOLEMAIOU SOTHPOS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Tyre monogram and club in left field.TextImage
Svoronos 652Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, a minute I engraved behind his ear / PTOLEMAIOU SOTHPOS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; TUP monogram & club to left, K monogram to right. TextImage
Svoronos 657Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated Year 30 = 256/5 BC. Head of Ptolemy I right / eagle, Tyre monogram & club before, A & AB monogram behind. SNG Cop 488. TextImage
Svoronos 669 Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I r ight / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club in field to left; various monograms in the fields. SNGCop 489. TextImage
Svoronos 708Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE 22mm Obol. Tyre mint. Head of Zeus Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club in left field. SNGCop 495. TextImage
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Svoronos 713Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right; dotted border / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; SI before. SNGCop 507. TextImage
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Svoronos 714Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right; D behind head, all within dotted border / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; SI before. SNGCop 507.TextImage
Svoronos 720Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint. Diademed head right, in aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; SI above M at left. TextImage
Svoronos 733Ptolemy II Philadelphos AR Tetradrachm. Struck year 30 (=256/5 BC). Sidon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / PTOMEMAIOU SWTHROS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. SNGCop 512. TextImage
Svoronos 736Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Year LA = 31. SNGCop 513. TextImage
Svoronos 739Ptolemy II Philadelphos AR Tetradrachm. Struck year 32 (=258/9 BC). Sidon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / PTOMEMAIOU SWTHROS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, SI & monogram left, LB to right. SNGCop 514. TextImage
Svoronos 757Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint, struck circa 262/1 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, in aegis / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; IS (retrograde) before, monogram behind. TextImage
Svoronos 764Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Ptolemais mint. Diademed head right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram & PT in circle left. SNG Cop 467. TextImage
Svoronos 770Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Year L = 30, 250 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, Ptolemaic monogram resembling PP over ME in left field, L over Q in right field. Svoronos 770; SNGCop 469. TextImage
Svoronos 774Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Akko Ptolemais Mint. Year 31 = 255/4 B.C. Diademed head right / Eagle standing left. monograms left, AL/Q to right. TextImage
Svoronos 775Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Struck year 32 (=254/3 BC). Ake-Ptolemais mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / Eagle standing on thunderbolt left. SNG Cop 471. TextImage
Svoronos 777Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Ptolemais mint. Dated year 33=253-252 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; P & ME before, LG & Q behind. SNG Cop 472. TextImage
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Svoronos 791Ptolemy II (or III), AE obol, 23 mm. Ake-Ptolemais mint, ca 225-224 BC. 11.11 g. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, tripod in left field. Svoronos 791; Köln 79; SNG Cop 476. (all as Ptolemy II).TextImage
Svoronos 792Ptolemy II (or III), AE18 mm. Ake-Ptolemais mint, ca 225-224 BC. 7.05 g. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, tripod in left field. PTO partially as monogram behind eagle's tail. Svoronos 792; BMC 29. (both as Ptolemy II).TextImage
Svoronos 793Ptolemy II Philadelphos. AE Obol, 7.57g; 17mm. 285-246 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ to left and right of eagle standing on thunderbolt facing left, closed wings, no monogram between legs, tripod symbol in left field. Svoronos 793; SNG Cop 476.TextImage
Svoronos 802Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Joppa mint, Year 32 = 254 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, IOP monogram to left, LB/Q to right, A between legs. SNGCop 462, Meydancikkale 4041. TextImage
Svoronos 806Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Joppa mint, dated year 33 = 253/2 BC. Portrait of Ptolemy I right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, IPT & AM monograms to left, LG & Q right. TextImage
Svoronos 816Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachma. Joppa mint, dated year 38 (248 BC). Portrait of Ptolemy I right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monograms left, LH & Q right. TextImage
Svoronos 827Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm, Gaza mint. Year 30=256/5 BC, 14.07g. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; two monograms to left, L (date) and monogram to right. Svoronos 827; SNG Copenhagen 457.TextImage
Svoronos 828Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BC) AR Tetradrachm, Gaza Mint, Regnal Year 31 (255/-254 BC). 13.7 gr. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, Eagle with folded wings standing left on thunderbolts. Regnal year LA in upper right field. GA over ZA monograms in left field, FA monogram in lower right field. Svoronos 828.TextImage
Svoronos 830Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Gaza mint. Year 33 (253/252 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / Eagle on standing on thunderbolt left; monograms around. SNGCop 458. TextImage
Svoronos 839Ptolemy II AE15. Berytus mint. Head of Zeus Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, trident before. SNGCop 519. TextImage
Svoronos 841Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. Uncertain mint in Phoenicia or Palestine. AE Obol. AE 26.23 mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, lotus flower in left field. Svoronos 841.TextImage
Svoronos 1059Ptolemy II AE 34mm. Tyre mint. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club before, cornucopiae tied with fillet over shoulder, monogram between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 1129Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE42. 285-246 BC. Diademed, horned head of Zeus-Ammon right / BAΣIΛEYΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY to right and left of eagle standing left on thunderbolt, DI between legs, upright club to left. TextImage
Svoronos 1130Ptolemy II AE 35mm. Tyre mint. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club in left field; DI between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 1142Ptolemy II, AE36 (hemidrachm). Head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left, looking back, wings open, PIY monogram between legs, cornucopiae countermark to left. Svoronos 1142 countermarked type.TextImage
Sear #7767Ptolemy I AE 1/8 Obol. Diademed head of Alexander III right, wearing horn of Ammon, hair long / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left, wings open, symbols before.
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Sear #7768Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Arsinoe II AV Oktadrachm or Mnaieion. Alexandria mint, struck under Ptolemy II, 253-246 BC. Diademed & veiled head right, lotus sceptre behind head; K to left / APSINOHS FILADELFOY, double cornucopiae bound with fillet. Troxell 3, Svoronos 475.
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Sear #7770Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, AR Dekadrachm. Dated year 11 = 260 BC. Veiled head right, L behind / AΡΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopiae, bound together with fillet. Svoronos 477.
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Sear #7771Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, AR tetradrachm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monograms in field left.
(2 examples)
Sear #7772Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon Mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I as Zeus right, aegis at neck / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left, on thunderbolt, ΣI monogram before.
(3 examples)
Sear #7774Egypt, Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm. Joppa mint. Diademed & draped bust of Ptolemy I right / PTOLEMAIOU SWTHROS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
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Sear #7778Ptolemy I Soter, 305-283 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Alexandria Mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, Q A in field to left. TextObv-Rev
Sear #7779Ptolemy II AE26. Deified head of Zeus-Ammon right. / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle standing left, on thunderbolt, shield and … before, trident countermark.
(3 examples)
Sear #7785Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC, AE 37. Diademed & horned head of Zeus Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle with open wings, looking back, standing left on thunderbolt.
(3 examples)
Svoronos: Coins of The Ptolemies, text and plates kindly supplied by E. Waddell

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