Ptolemy IV Philopator 221-205BC

 

Ptolemy IV Philopator 221-205BC

Bronze hemidrachm, 34 mm, 35.28 gm.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS
Eagle standing on winged thunderbolt, wings spread. S Monogram between legs.

Alexandria mint. Struck circa 221-205 BC.

Ptolemy IV Philopator was the son of Ptolemy III and Berenke II. He was not a particularly capable ruler and left the administration of the kingdom to his minister Sosibios.

Svornos 993.

Inv#: 4211

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