Ptolemy III, Euergetes 246-221 B.C. AV Octadrachm – The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Obverse: Radiate and diademed bust of deified Ptolemy III
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, radiate cornucopiae,
Ptolemy III was the eldest son of Ptolemy II and his first wife, Arsinoe I. During his rule, the Ptolemy Kingdom reached its apogee as an international power. Early in his rule he invaded Syria (the Seleukid Empire) to avenge the murder of his sister Berenike. He occupied Antioch and reached Babylon.
This museum-quality coin reproduction of Ancient Greek Hellenistic Egyptian Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum. Add this to your collection and research its history.
Diameter: 26 mm
Material: 24k Gold plated fine pewter
Made by us in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.