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Greek coin of Alexander the Great

Greek coin of Alexander the Great

Greek coin of Alexander the Great

Tetradrachm (silver)

Mint: Memphis, 336-323 BCE

Diam: 27 mm; Weight: 17.13 gr; Axis: 11

Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London

Accession number:

76.01364

Archaeology/Numismatics

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