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Coin: ar tetradrachm (barbarous imitation)

Museum number:
8-4489
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Alternate number:
308 (original number) and Unknown Price Number (from Price 1991; barbarous imitation of Price #633)
Accession number:
Acc.147
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR: Tetradrachm; Greek. 16.61 grams, 30 mm. Obverse: head of Heracles r. Reverse: Legend: ΛΛEΞΛΛΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated l; in exergue, B. Remarks: "Barbarous imitation of Alexander.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson and M. Boissé
Collection place:
Gaul (ancient region)
Production place:
Gaul (ancient region)
Culture or time period:
Classical Macedonia (480-323 BC), Gallic, and Hellenistic Macedonia (323-168 BC)
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Heracles (Greek and Roman diety) and Zeus (Greek deity)
Inscription:
Reverse legend: ALEXANDROY
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers and 7.6 Bogus Currency
Production date:
after 180 BC
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 30 millimeters and weight 16.61 grams
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