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Greek: Ptolemy II, tet
Ptolemy II, Philadelphos. 285-246 B.C. AR Tetradrachm. Joppa mint, 249/8 B.C. (14.21 g, 26.8 mm, 10h). Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I, right wearing aegis. Rev: IOΠ (Joppa), ΓΑ (Gaza), left filed, ΛΙ (date), Θ, right field, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Svoronos 814. Ex Amphora, catalog 98, 122.

Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, is the Egyptian ruler that translated the Torah into Greek, known to history as the Septuagint. A less common coin from the Joppa mint with a curious monogram typically associated with the Gaza mint below.
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Steve E  [Jun 01, 2011 at 08:35 PM]
Very nice coin! A strong portrait and eagle Nice background info!
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