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

¥1,074.06

Origin:
Macedon Empire, imitating type from Lamspacus mint
Denomination:
AR Drachm (imitating)
Composition:
Silver-plated bronze
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; below throne, crescent above A
Size:
16.35mm, 3.6g, 6h
Grade:
gVF, well struck and centred, chipped surface on reverse revealing base metal core
Reference:
cf. Price 1372 var. (official prototype, with buckle in left field)
Special Information:
The exposed base metal core and low weight reveal this coin to be a fourree
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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