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This represents the general style of the large variety of issues from this famous Macedonian conqueror. Head of Hercules (Herakles) with lion skin; Rx: Zeus seated on throne holding eagle and sceptre, there's a crossed devise in the field and the Greek word for Alexander behind.
This example weighs ~2.9 gm at 19mm (hemidrachm?); but doesn't seem to fit the Thraco-Macedonian weight standard or the Attic standard either. Origin unknown, any help on an attribution and authentication would be appreciated. Please comment.
Articles to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
An excellent article that features a story about the discovery of the only known living portrait coin that shows the image of lifetime portrait of Alexander the Great (not Herakles)is linked below. It's a MUST read!
Ptolemy's Egypt & Alexander's Portrait - Holt: [ link ]
Here's a very informative & illustrated paper on "The Spread of Coins in the Hellenistic World" by A. Meadows: [ link ]
Hellenistic Coin Portraiture - Sheedy: [ link ]
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