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Alexander the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, 315-294 BC

¥8,750.89

Origin:
Macedon, Amphipolis Mint
Authority:
Alexander III the Great (posthumous)
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
315-294 BC
Obverse:
Alexander as Herakles right facing wearing nemean lionskin headdress
Reverse:
ALEΞANDROU, Zeus seated left on throne, one leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; Λ monogram above torch in left field, EY monogram below throne
Size:
28mm, 17.1g
Grade:
aEF
Reference:
Price 486; SNG Cop. 702; Müller 33
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 nemean lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEΞANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.
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