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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Arados (Price 3318; HGC 3.1, 947b)

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aėtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, Σ in left field, AP monogram below throne
Dim: 14 mm, 1.97 g


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Re: Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Hemidrachm
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 11:49:34 AM »
Not sure this one is contemporary. It looks a bit stylised. As such, it is a perfect illustration of the influence of Hellenism, that would endure for many centuries and stretch from the Mediterranean to India and make this coin acceptable as well as a unit of account in that whole vast area.

Peter
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