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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm, struck c. 320-306/5 BC

445.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon Empire, Tyre mint
Authority:
Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 320-306/5 BC, dated Royal Year 11 of an uncertain king (circa 307/6 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, |- 0 -|(Royal Year 11 in Phoenician)
Size:
27.98mm, 16.7g, 2h
Grade:
aVF, obverse slightly off-centre, lightly toned
Rarity:
rare
Reference:
Price 3302 (Ake); Newell, Dated 51 (dies XLIII/– [unlisted reverse die]); DCA 738
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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