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Kingdom of Macedon, Amyntas III, 394/3-370/69 BC, AE Tetrachalkon, HGC Plate Coin

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Information: This coin is the plate coin in Handbook of Greek Coinage volume 3
Origin: Macedon Empire, Aigai or Pella mint
Authority: Amyntas III
Denomination: AE Tetrachalkon
Composition: Bronze
Date: 394/3-370/69 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing nemean lionskin headdress
Reverse: AMYNTA, Eagle standing right, tearing at serpent clutched in talons
Size: 15.95mm, 4.1g, 6h
Grade: aVF, attractive red-green patina
Provenance: Pedigreed: Published and illustrated in Handbook of Greek Coinage Volume 3
References: HGC 3, 831 (this coin illustrated); Westermark, Remarks pl. LXX, 34; SNG ANS 100-109

Amyntas III was a King of Macedon who ruled from 393 to 380 BC. He was the father of Philip II of Macedon, and grandfather of Alexander the Great.

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