Coin: Tetradrachm, Macedonia


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Macedonia   (1981.04.0008)
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 336–323 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.12 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.49 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 16.59 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

This Greek coin is a silver Tetradrachm from Macedonia in northern Greece. It was probably struck in the mid-4th century BCE. The obverse is a profile of Hercules, son of Zeus and symbol of strength, wearing his usual lion’s skin. The reverse is a seated Zeus, Greek king of the gods. In his right hand he holds an eagle and in his left, a scepter. To the right of Zeus are the letters ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ (Alpha Lambda Epsilon Xi Alpha Nu Delta Rho Omicron) for Alexander the Great.

Comparanda N/A

From Alexander to Augustus . Bohen, B. et al, University of Illinois, 1983. 1983P.0028.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Anonymous Gift
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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