SOLD Ancient Greek silver coin (drachm) issued by Philip III Arrhidaios
Ancient Greek silver coin (drachm) issued by Philip III Arrhidaios (323 - 317 BC)
Obverse: Bust of Herakles wearing a lion skin over his head.
Reverse: Zeus seated left on backless throne, one leg drawn back, eagle held out in right hand, left hand holding sceptre, serpent symbol in left field and A monogram below throne; Philip’s name in Greek written in right field.
Artist: Unknown die engraver at the mint of Lampsakos
Origin: The mint of Lampsakos in Asia Minor.
Materials and method: Struck in good quality silver from engraved dies.
Dimensions: 18 mm diameter.
Weight: 4.30 gm
Date of creation: Attributed to the years 323 - 317 BC
Condition: good Very Fine.
Stock no: C071
Comments: Philip III was the elder half brother of Alexander the Great.
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