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Coin: ar tetradrachm

Museum number:
8-4319
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
Price #3338 (from Price 1991)
Accession number:
Acc.147
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR; Tetradrachm; Greek. 17.14 grams, 29 mm. Phillip III, 323-316 BC. Obverse: Head of Heracles r., wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne l., eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand; ΛΥ in left field, monogram beneath throne.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson and M. Boissé
Collection place:
Arados (ancient place), Phoenicia
Verbatim coll. place:
Purchased in London, England
Production place:
Arados (ancient place), Phoenicia
Culture or time period:
Hellenistic Macedonia (323-168 BC)
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Materials:
Silver alloy
Person depicted:
Heracles (Greek and Roman diety) and Zeus (Greek deity)
Inscription:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
323-316 BC
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 29 millimeters and weight 17.14 grams
Comment:
Authority: Alexander III of Macedon
Loans:
S1974-1975 #51: Department of Classics (UC Berkeley)/Crawford Hallock Greenewalt Jr. (January 22, 1975–January 22, 1975)
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