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

525.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon Empire, uncertain mint in Cilicia, possibly Side mint
Authority:
Alexander III — Philip III Arrhidaeus, struck under Philoxenus or Philotas (Alexander's Generals)
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 325-320 BC
Obverse:
Herakles facing right, wearing nemean lionskin headdress
Reverse:
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
Size:
27.36mm, 16.8g, 8h
Grade:
aVF, boldly struck, well centred, minor edge flaw, toned
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 446 (19 June 2019), Lot 28
Reference:
Price 2948; Müller 216
Special Information:
Price attributes this coin to being struck in the years immediately precedeing or following the death of Alexander the Great.
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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