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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm, struck c. 307-297 BC

395.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, Amphipolis mint
Authority:
Kassander, as Regent, 317-305 BC, or King, 305-298 BC, in the name and type of Alexander III 'the Great'
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 307-297 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, Λ above torch; below throne, kantharos
Size:
26.83mm, 17.1 g, 2h
Grade:
F, well-centred, lightly toned, small nicks and scratches
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 446 (19 June 2019), Lot 32
Reference:
Price 468; Müller 60; Ehrhardt 36
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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