Alexander the Great, AE16, Eagle, Lifetime Issue, 336-323 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Alexander III "the Great"
City/Region:
Macedon, Macedonian mint
Denomination:
AE16
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
336-323 BC
Obverse:
Beardless head of Herakles in lion's skin facing right
Reverse:
Eagle right, head reverted, standing on thunderbolt; above, ivy leaf
Size:
16.23mm, 3.3g, 3h
Grade:
gVF, attractive blue patina
Provenance:
ex uncleaned lot
References:

Bronze coin issued under Alexander the Great during his lifetime!

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.