Akko-Ptolemais — A settlement in Phoenicia also known as Ake - Akko - Acre
Akko-Ptolemais was an ancient port city on the Phoenician coast. It is also known as Ake, Akko, Ptolemais in Phoenicia, Acre, and several other names.

Greek historians refer to the city as Ake, meaning "cure." According to the Greek myth, Heracles found curative herbs here to heal his wounds. he name was changed to Antiochia Ptolemais shortly after Alexander the Great's conquest, and then to Ptolemais, probably by Ptolemy I Soter,

Around 37 BC, the Romans conquered the Hellenized Phoenician port-city called Akko. It became a colony in southern Roman Phoenicia, called Colonia Claudia Felix Ptolemais Garmanica Stabilis. It stayed Roman for nearly seven centuries until 636 AD, when it was conquered by the Muslim Arabs.

Modern location: Acre, Israel
An AR Tetradrachm struck 310-309 B.C. in Ake
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ - Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned to left, holding sceptre; AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right. Date in Phoenician script under left arm.

Diameter: 25.6 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 17.15 g
Posthumous Issue.
Price 3292.
An AR Tetradrachm struck 313-312 B.C in Ake
Obverse: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY - Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Phoenician date under left under arm.

Diameter: 27.8 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 16.88 g
Posthumous Issue.
Price 3287; Newell 38.
An AE serrate half-unit struck 175 - c. 172 BC in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right; monogram left

Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; aphlaston left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY / M

Diameter: 13.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.5 g
SC II 1478.1; HGC 9, 725
An AE serrate half-unit struck 173-162 BC in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: diademed and radiate head right

Reverse: veiled goddes facing, holding scepter; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.75 g
SC II 1479; HGC 9, 726
An AE Tetrachalkon struck 46-221 BC in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ or abbreviated, head of Berenike II right, hair in a bun.

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed.

Diameter: 20.87 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 8.78 g
Berenike II was the daughter of Magas (king of Cyrene) and Arsinoe/Apama, born in c. 267/6. Berenike II first married or was engaged to Demetrius the Fair (son of Demetrius Poliorcetes and Ptolemais) in c249, as his second marriage, which terminated shortly thereafter by his murder when he was caught in flagrante delictu with her mother Arsinoe/Apama. By him she had no children. Berenike II second marriage was with Ptolemy III (king of Egypt), probably in early 246, by whom she had Ptolemy IV, Magas, Arsinoe III and Berenike, and is presumed to have had an unknown son. Berenike is said to have participated in the Nemean Games and won (between 245 and 241 BC) and to have competed in Olympic games at some unknown date. Soon after her second husband's death in 221 BC, she was murdered at the instigation of her son, Ptolemy IV, with whom she probably was associated in the government.
Svoronos 1055; BMC 17; Sear Greece 7821; Paris 351.
An AR Tetradrachm struck 215-217 AD in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: laureate head right; AVT K M A__ANTΩNEINOC__CE_B

Reverse: eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, pilei topped by stars below; ΔHMAPX·EΞ·VΠATOC·TO·Δ·

Diameter: 28.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.8 g
No notes for this coin
Prieur 1222