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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: Overlord on January 30, 2018, 04:32:00 PM

Title: Alexander the Great (c. 336-323 BC), Four Chalkoi, Macedonia, c. 325-310 BC
Post by: Overlord on January 30, 2018, 04:32:00 PM
Price 386, SNG Alpha Bank 802, Hunterian 332

Obverse: Head of Herakles right wearing Nemean lion headdress
Reverse: BA (acronym for "Basileos Alexandros" or "Of King Alexander") between bow in case and club; trident head right below
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=74.0;attach=79749)
Title: Re: Alexander the Great (c. 336-323 BC), Four Chalkoi, Macedonia, c. 325-310 BC
Post by: Figleaf on February 06, 2018, 12:18:57 PM
Top notch coin. High relief, yet details are as sharp as summer sunlight. The eyes are particularly well done, saving herkie from the typical vacant stare, but the decoration on the bow case is a nice touch also. The colour reminded me of one of Pellinore's coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,41160.msg260640.html#msg260640) of another place and time.

Peter
Title: Re: Alexander the Great (c. 336-323 BC), Four Chalkoi, Macedonia, c. 325-310 BC
Post by: Quant.Geek on March 09, 2018, 10:30:10 PM
Outstanding coin!  :)