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

285.00 AUD

Macedon Empire, Sardes mint
Alexander IV or Philip III Arrhidaeus, in the name and types of Alexander III 'the Great', struck under Menander or Kleitos (Alexander's Generals)
AR Drachm
circa 323-319 BC
Head of Herakles facing right, wearing nemean lionskin headdress
AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, legs parallel, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, EΞY monogram; below throne, torch left
15.89mm, 4.3g, 2h
gVF, compact flan, slightly off centre, small chip on obverse, smooth surfaces, lightly toned, lustrous
Price 2600; HGC 3, 944i
Special 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
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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