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Accession_Number 2006.6.1
adlib_title struck coin
Shape Coin
Shape_description Tetradrachm
Material Silver
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Decoration Coin of Alexander the Great, Obv: Head of youthful Heracles, wearing a lion-scalp headdress. Rev: Zeus seated on a throne to left, with eagle perched on right hand and sceptre in upraised left hand. Kantharos (or amphora?) under throne.
Inscriptions Rev.: ??????????
Condition
Technique/Style Struck
Provenance Amphipolis
Period Hellenistic
Date 315-294
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Image
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Obverse of silver tetradrachm showing the head of Herakles wearing a lion skin.
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2006.99.0004.jpg
2006.99.0004.jpg
Reverse of a silver tetradrachm, showing Zeus, enthroned.
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Comparanda
Bibliography A.C. Smith, "Recent Acquisitions and Conservation of Antiquities at the Ure Museum, University of Reading 2004-2008," Archaeological Reports 2007-2008 (2008) 176-77 figs. 6-7
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Location Egypt
Edited_by Victoria Gyori; Amy
Date_edited 29.10.06; 01.06.2009
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