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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (17.08 gm). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 3/5. Lifetime or early posthumous issue of Tyre, by Laomedon, struck under Menes, uncertain date of Azemilkos (ca. 323-320 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 for Azemilkos) above date in left field, aleph (Phoenician) between feet of throne. Cf. Price 3272 (Ake, Year 28).

    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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