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381-369 BC Macedonian Kingdom AE16 Coin Amyntas III Eagle Eating Serpent S-1453a


381-369 BC Macedonian Kingdom AE16 Coin Amyntas III Eagle Eating Serpent S-1453a

  • 381-369 BC Macedonian Kingdom AE16 Coin
  • Issued under the rule of Amyntas III, King of Macedonia (393-370 BC)
    • Amyntas III was a paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great and is historically considered to be the founder of the unified Macedonian state
  • Obverse features a young bust Heracles wearing a lion's skin, facing right
    • Heracles (Hercules) was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be Heracleidae and a champion of the Olympian order against chthonic monsters
  • Reverse depicts an eagle, standing right, holding and devouring a snake
  • Struck from bronze
  • Diameter: 16 mm
  • Weight: 3.2 grams
  • Condition: Ungraded
  • Catalog number: BMC#17, Cop#518.4.17, Lingren#1265, Sear#1453a
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Reference Item # ANC-1292

JBC 3/11/15