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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm. NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5. Lifetime or 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, 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. Price 3272 (Ake). Note - since the date runs to/off the edge of the flan, this could be year 27, 28 or 29.

    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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