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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.27 gm). About XF, porosity. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, by Laomedon, struck under Menes, dated RY 28 of Azemilkos (322/1 BC).  Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, long scepter in left; Phoenician 'Z (for Azemilkos) and || ||| ||| // (date) in left field, Phoenician aleph between feet of throne. Price 3272 (Ake).

    For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake (Price) to Tyre, see A. Lemaire, "Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d'Akko dans la deuxième moitié du IV siècle avant J.-C.," RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.


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