Ptolemy IV Philopator AE 37 Alexandria Mint coin

Jangler39

Jangler39

2015-07-06 12:17:53

Ptolemy IV Philopator AE 37 Alexandria Mint coin. Can anyone tell me what the image on this coin is supposed to be? I find it quite mesmerising and would love to know what it depicts.
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Jangler39

Philatelistic

2015-07-06 12:17:53

It is the head of Zeus. Eyes and nose on right hand side, hair flowing out behind him. Once you know it is easier to see, I can understand how it looked like a chaos of clouds or something at first glance!




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