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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Drachm, Kolophon mint, struck 323-319 BC

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Information: Struck shortly after the death of Alexander the Great, and during the lifetime of his son (Alexander IV) and his half-brother, Philip III Arrhidaeus
Origin: Macedon Empire, Kolophon mint
Authority: Alexander IV or Philip III Arrhidaeus, in the name and types of Alexander III 'the Great', struck under Menander or Kleitos (Alexander's Generals)
Denomination: AR Drachm
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 323-319 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, star; in right field, spearhead
Size: 17.93mm, 4.2g, 11h
Grade: VF, obverse slightly off centre, lightly toned
References: Price 1759; HGC 3, 944c
General: 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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