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Coin: av

Museum number:
8-5481
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.895
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AU; Half Stater; Greek. 4.7 grams, 18 mm. Alexander of Epirus, 342-326 BC. Obverse: Head of Zeus r. Reverse: Thunderbolt and spearhead; to left, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; to right, TOYNCOΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ. Remarks: "Possible forgery.
Donor:
University of California Library
Collection place:
Greece
Verbatim coll. place:
Finding place unknown
Culture or time period:
Greek Hellenistic Period (323–30 BC)
Collector:
Benjamin Ide Wheeler
Materials:
Gold (metal)
Person depicted:
Alexander I (King of Epirus) and Zeus (Greek deity)
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers and 7.6 Bogus Currency
Production date:
342-326 BC
Accession date:
1946
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 17.1 millimeters and weight 4.7 grams
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