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Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, Western Asia Minor, 323-280 BC

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Origin:
Macedon, uncertain mint in Western Asia Minor
Authority:
Alexander III the Great (posthumous)
Denomination:
AR Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
323-280 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; forepart of Pegasus in left field
Size:
17mm, 3.7g, 12h
Grade:
aF, toned
Reference:
Price 2775
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 There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.
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