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Coin: tetradrachm

Museum number:
8-5298
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
Price #3599 (from Price 1991)
Accession number:
Acc.369
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR; Tetradrachm; Greek. Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC. Obverse: Head of beardless Heracles r. wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne l., eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand; beneath, monogram, M.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Babylonia (ancient region), Iraq
Verbatim coll. place:
Greece
Production place:
Babylonia (ancient region), Iraq
Culture or time period:
Hellenistic Macedonia (323-168 BC)
Collector:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Alexander the Great (King of Macedonia) and Zeus (Greek deity)
Inscription:
Reverse legend: ALEXANDROY
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
325-323 BC
Accession date:
1908
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 27 millimeters and weight 16 grams
Comment:
Authority: Alexander III of Macedon Stated Authority: Alexander III of Macedon
Loans:
S1971-1972 #151: Department of Art History (UC Berkeley)/Anna M. McCann (July 9, 1972–June 9, 1972)
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