Coin: Tetradrachm, Macedonia


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Macedonia   (2010.08.0003)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Macedonia
Period/Date Alexander III, 320 - 290 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.37 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .5 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 16.8 g
Measuring Remarks Depth=thickness.
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

This Greek coin is a silver Tetradrachm most likely from Macedonia in northern Greece. It was probably struck in the late 4th to early 3rd 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.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Marguerite Maguire
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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