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Kings of Macedon, Antigonos III Doson, 229-221 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Megalopolis, 225-223 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Atophoros seated left, TI above ME in left field, API beneath throne, syrinx to right.

Price 753 (same dies); HGC 5, 946 (R2) (same dies as plate coin); Troxell Peloponnesian Alexanders pl. XX, 5 (same dies); Noe -.
Megalopolis mint 225-223 BC.

(30 mm, 16.84 g, 12h).
Jencek Historical Enterprise.

This coin is from the fifth and final obverse die of the series (unknown to Noe but identified by Troxell).
The coinage was struck to pay the Macedonian mercenary forces of Antigonos III Doson opposing the Spartan King Kleomenes III.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Dec 06, 2014 at 06:57 PM]
excellent example
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