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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.93 gm). NGC VF 4/5 - 3/5. In the name and types of Alexander III. Sidon, Year 8 (326/5 BC) or 16 (318/7 BC). Head of Heracles 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; H (date [in Phoenician])  or Π (date) in left field, ΣI below strut. Price 3498 (8) or P177 (16). Note - the date mark most closely resembles Π, however, Price does not list any Year 16 issues in the name of Alexander, only for Philip III. Interestingly, tetradrachms in the name of Alexander do resume on Year 17 issues (317/6 BC), so perhaps this is a die prepared during the period of transition in 317 BC.

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