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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Drachm, Lampsacus mint, struck c. 323-317 BC

295.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon Empire, Lampsacus mint
Authority:
Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos, in the name and types of Alexander III 'the Great'
Denomination:
AR Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 323-317 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, buckle, right; below throne, crescent above A
Size:
17.71mm, 4.2g, 3h
Grade:
Choice VF, boldly struck, reverse slightly off-centre, toned
Reference:
Price 1372; Müller 672; HGC 3, 922c
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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