|Themes this item is part of:
||Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
||Ancient Greek States - Macedonia
||Kings of Macedonia
||Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right
||Zeus seated facing left on throne holding eagle in extended right hand and sceptre in left. Griffin in field left
||King Alexander III, Macedonia, Ancient Greek States, 336-323 BC
||Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.16. The coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904. Note: This is probably not the original coin - von Guerard notes a Griffin for which he paid 10 shillings, but this piece is holed and plugged which does not reflect likely quality of the piece von Guerard purchased. It is perhaps a substitute in the 1960s theft.
- [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.