Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Greek coin of Alexander the Great
Hellenistic period
Tetradrachm (silver)
Mint: Memphis, 336-323 BCE
Diam: 27 mm; Weight: 17.13 gr; Axis: 11
Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London
 
 
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left hand; inscription in Greek on right, rose in field, monogram of the mint under the throne


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