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SOLD: Alexander the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Mesembria, 175-125 BC

675.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, Mesembria mint
Authority:
Alexander III the Great (posthumous)
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
175-125 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; Corinthian helmet and MA left, monogram under throne
Size:
33mm, 16.8g
Grade:
gVF
Reference:
Price 1082; Müller 481
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 There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.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 of Alexander cannot be found in any databases that I searched, including the largest online database of Alexander the Great coins at Wildwinds.
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