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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm, struck c. 325-320 BC

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Price attributes this coin to being struck in the years immediately precedeing or following the death of Alexander the Great.
Macedon Empire, uncertain mint in Cilicia, possibly Side mint
Alexander III — Philip III Arrhidaeus, struck under Philoxenus or Philotas (Alexander's Generals)
AR Tetradrachm
circa 325-320 BC
Herakles facing right, wearing nemean lionskin headdress
ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left on throne, one leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, M monogram; below throne, ΔI; in exergue, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
27.36mm, 16.8g, 8h
aVF, boldly struck, well centred, minor edge flaw, toned
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 446 (19 June 2019), Lot 28
Price 2948; Müller 216
General Information:
Struck during the last few years of Alexander's life, or just after his death under the reign of his half-brother Philip III. 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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