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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, Bithynia, Kalchedon, AR Tetradrachm, struck c. 260-220 BC

425.00 AUD

Origin:
Bithynia, Kalchedon
Authority:
In the name and types of Alexander III 'the Great'
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 260-220 BC
Obverse:
Head of Herakles facing right, wearing nemean lionskin headdress
Reverse:
AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, one leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, ZAH monogram; in exergue, grain-ear
Size:
27.98mm, 16.7g, 2h
Grade:
VF, flan crack, toned
Reference:
Price 928 (Kallatis); HGC 7, 521
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.
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