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Offline Nelik

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Alexander III: Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint
« on: February 26, 2016, 08:49:08 PM »
Greece, Alexander III 'The Great' of Macedonia, Silver Tetradrachm, 17.18g, Amphipolis mint, struck ca. 323-320 BC


Obverse: Head of Herakles with lion hood
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Enthroned Zeus with an eagle on his right hand

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Re: Alexander III: Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 02:29:02 PM »
First impression: Nice !
Well executed, with an expressive portrait, and little wear.
Of course some nitpicking is possible: The alignment of the letters of the legend is a bit uneven, and the extended arm of Zeus looks a bit unrealistic. But I am not an expert on these, so this may just be typical for the type.
If you have the Price classification number it is easy to comparre with others.

Anthony

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Re: Alexander III: Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 03:30:44 PM »
First impression: Nice !
Well executed, with an expressive portrait, and little wear.
Of course some nitpicking is possible: The alignment of the letters of the legend is a bit uneven, and the extended arm of Zeus looks a bit unrealistic. But I am not an expert on these, so this may just be typical for the type.
If you have the Price classification number it is easy to comparre with others.

Anthony

The only available classification number I've been able to find for this type is 'Muller 224'. I did some research before I began bidding on this lot and although the the extended arm looks a bit unrealistic, it's common for this type. I think this distinctive feature could symbolise the death of Alexander The Great on this early posthumous issue. Any clarifications would be appreciated!

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Re: Alexander III: Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 09:15:13 AM »
First impression: Nice !
Well executed, with an expressive portrait, and little wear.
Of course some nitpicking is possible: The alignment of the letters of the legend is a bit uneven, and the extended arm of Zeus looks a bit unrealistic. But I am not an expert on these, so this may just be typical for the type.
If you have the Price classification number it is easy to comparre with others.

Anthony
hi anthony , do you think the small monograph or symbols enough to identify the mint ? , and i hope you have reference to taged me on it . becuase Amphipolis mint not this symbol even the zeus style
thanks ..
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