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Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, Sardes, 323-319 BC

225.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, Sardes mint
Authority:
In the name and types of Alexander III the Great (posthumous)
Denomination:
AR Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
323-319 BC
Obverse:
Alexander as Herakles right facing wearing lionskin headdress
Reverse:
AΛEΞANΔΡOY ("ALEXANDROU"), Zeus seated left on throne, one leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; TI monogram in left field; [bee under throne]
Size:
16.5mm, 4.2g, 2h
Grade:
gF, potentially ancient graffiti in left field
Reference:
Price 2629a; Müller 522; SNG Berry 262
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 There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.
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