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Coin: ar tetradrachm

Museum number:
8-4434
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21080004434
Alternate number:
8-4434a (previous number) and 8-7544 (museum number (recataloged to), 8-4434b)
Accession number:
Acc.147
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR; Tetradrachm; Greek. 15.88 grams, 29 mm. Alexander II Zebina, 124 BC. Syria. Obverse: bust of Alexander II r. diademed. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, Zeus seated l. holding Nike and scepter; in exergue, monogram.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson and M. Boissé
Collection place:
Ancient Syria
Verbatim coll. place:
Purchased in Paris at Lapeysonnie Sale
Production place:
Ancient Syria
Culture or time period:
Thracian Classical period (480-323 BC)
Collector:
Alfred Emerson and Lapeysonie
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Alexander II Zebina (King of Syria), Nike (Greek diety), and Zeus (Greek deity)
Inscription:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ and Reverse exergue: HPR
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
124 BC
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 29 millimeters and weight 15.88 grams
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