Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, 310-275 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
In the name and types of Alexander III the Great (posthumous); Kassander - Antigonos II Gonatas
City/Region:
Macedon, unknown mint
Denomination:
Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
310-275 BC
Obverse:
Alexander as Herakles right facing wearing lionskin headdress
Reverse:
AΛEΞANΔΡOY ("ALEXANDROU"), Zeus seated left on throne without back, one leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; aphlaston in left field
Size:
17mm, 4.27 g, 12h
Grade:
aEF, attractive toning
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group
References:
Price 862; SNG Alpha Bank 566 (same dies)

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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".