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Coin, 1 tetradrachm

Description

Silver tetradrachm of Alexander III (the Great), showing Alexander as Heracles on obverse, and Zeus seated on reverse: Amphipolis mint, Greek Macedonia, Kingdom of Macedon, c. 324 - 323 BC

Museum reference

A.1923.818

Collection

Coins, Medals and Tokens

Object name

Coin, 1 tetradrachm

Production information

Amphipolis, Greece, Southern Europe

Date

c. 324 - 323 BC

Materials

Silver

Associations

Alexander III (the Great)
Heracles
Zeus
Macedon

Exhibitions

  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

BMC, 64

Newell, 1905, 1210 - 1250

ANS, NNM, 19, 1923

Rutter, 45

On display

national museum of scotland »
level 5 »
world cultures, ancient egypt rediscovered

Credit

Acquired with the aid of the Lindsay-Carnegie Fund

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