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SOLD: Alexander the Great, AR Obol, 336-323 BC

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Origin: Macedonian Kingdom, Babylon Mint
Authority: Alexander III the Great (posthumous)
Denomination: Obol
Composition: Silver
Date: 334-323 BC
Obverse: Alexander as Herakles right facing wearing lionskin headdress
Reverse: ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and sceptre
Size: 10.1mm, 0.657g
Grade: aVF
Provenance: ex FORVM Ancient Coins (September 2006)
References: Price 3606cf
General: Rare Obol of Alexander the Great. Most likely from Babylon Mint. 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 There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished. This particular coin was issued during Alexander the Great's lifetime.
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