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Philip III Tetradrachm
Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus AŽtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, MŁller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -


Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

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Grant H  [Apr 09, 2019 at 08:54 PM]
love the Helios head
Nemonater  [Apr 09, 2019 at 09:11 PM]
Really nice portrait and awesome reverse!
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 09, 2019 at 10:04 PM]
Great coin, lovely toning!
David Atherton  [Apr 10, 2019 at 01:49 AM]
quadrans  [Apr 10, 2019 at 07:01 PM]
Great piece ..I like it..
Mark R1  [Apr 14, 2019 at 03:22 PM]
What is the KY stand for? Is that the die artistís signature?
okidoki  [May 25, 2019 at 01:02 PM]
very nice reverse