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Philip III, the Great, 323-314 BC, Macedonian Kingdom, 4dr
AR Tetradrachm, Babylon Mint
Obv.Head of Herakles in lion's skin right
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre.
ΛY below throne; to left M.
Reference - M. 99

Modern style, most likely Bulgarian in manufacture. The obverse fields tend to be concave. Of the published group they all seem to be by the same hand though their mints are distributed across the empire.

Published in the IAPN BOC Vol 16, No. 1 in 1991 - Example 13
Image used with permission of IAPN
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