PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHOS AR TETRADRACHM, 252/251 B.C.E.
Svoronos 804, SNG Cop. --, Very Fine, slight stable edge delamination, 27mm, 13.63 grams
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt, monogram of Joppa over MT monogram in left field, date ΛΔ (34 = 252/251 B.C.E.) over Θ in right, ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ around
SCARCE mint (Joppa - Yafo) and a RARE date. A coin with nice eye appeal!
Ptolemy II is the king who commissioned 70 Jewish elders to translate the Torah in a work known as the Septuagint.