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Alexander the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Temnos, 188-170 BC

675.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, Temnos
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; two monograms in left field, oinochoe in oak wreath in lower left field
Size:
30mm, 17g
Grade:
F
Reference:
Price 1688; Müller 959
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 ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished. Coins of Alexander the Great from the Temnos mint are well known for their extra large flans.
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