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Alexander the Great Didrachms became a staple coin of Greece, because it was commonly used for international trade. Pictured on the front is the head of Herakles, the greatest hero of the Greeks. Herakles' lion skin headpiece is symbolic of his…

The obverse side of the coin features a depiction of the head of Herakles wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Legend claims that Herakles with the help of his Heraklean supernatural powers strangled the vicious Nemean lion with his bare hands to save…

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This coin depicts a proud society that strived to overcome the troubles it faced. The obverse of this coin features the profile of Herakles, who was often compared to the patron god of Tyre, Melqart. He was a Phoenician god and is associated with the…
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