Alexander the Great, AE 1/2 Unit, Macedonian Mint, Lifetime Issue, Kantharos Control Mark, 336-323 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Alexander III the Great
City/Region:
Maecdonian mint
Denomination:
AE 1/2 Unit
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
336-323 BC
Obverse:
Diademed young male head facing right
Reverse:
AΛEΞANΔΡOY ("ALEXANDROU"), Horse galloping right; kantharos control mark below horse
Size:
16.39mm, 3.425g, 12h
Grade:
VF, well centred, attractive blue-green patina, light corrosion, edge cracks, tiny earthen deposits
Provenance:
ex FORVM Ancient Coins (July 2017); ex The Time Machine
References:
Price 345; SNG Alpha Bank 755; SGCV II 6744 var. (control mark); Müller Alexander - ; SNG Cop -

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This coin was issued during Alexander the Great's 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. This coin, minted during his lifetime is of a similar style to the bronze coinage of his father, King Philip II of Macedon, but with the horse rider notably absent.