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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.72 gm). NGC Choice XF. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, by Philip III Arrhidaeus, under Laomedon, dated RY 29 of Azemilkos (321/0 BC). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; ?O (Phoenician 'Z for Azemilkos) above ||| ||| ||| // (date) in left field. cf. Price 3274 (Ake) (Aleph under throne).

    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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