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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Drachm, Miletus mint type, Fourree, struck c. 310-301 BC

115.79 €

Origin:
Macedon Empire, imitating coin from Miletus mint
Authority:
Kassander, as Regent, 317-305 BC, or King, 305-298 BC, in the name and types of Alexander III 'the Great'
Denomination:
AR Drachm (imitating)
Composition:
Silver-plated bronze
Date:
circa 310-301 BC (date of prototype)
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, Π; in left field, B
Size:
16.48mm, 2.6g, 12h
Grade:
gVF, well struck and centred, corroded surfaces revealing base metal core
Reference:
Price 2124 (official prototype)
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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