Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Greek coin of Alexander the Great (posthumous)
Hellenistic period
Tetradrachm (silver)
Mint: Tyre, 317-316 BCE
Diam: 25 mm; Weight: 17.09 gr; Axis: 12
Gift of Rena and Robert Lewin, London and Caesarea
 
 
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and sceptre in his left hand, inscription in Greek in left field and inscription in Phoenician in right field


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir