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Offline Saikat

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Macedonia, Alexander III, AE
« on: July 30, 2017, 12:46:22 PM »
Greek Macedonia, Alexander III, 336-323 BC,
18 Mm;
5.83 gm;
Head Right Of Heracles In Lion's Skin;
Rev. Bow, Quiver And Club,
Price # 268

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Re: Macedonia, Alexander III, AE
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 08:47:07 PM »
Congratulations, Saikat. You got a real piece of history. Just imagine soldiers who start to march in Greece and walk until they are on the borders of India, fighting battles all the way. Winning Alexander his empire must have been one of the craziest adventures ever. It was an incredible development, whose influence lingered for many centuries. Many modern countries can see him as one of the rulers of at least part of their territory. It must feel great to hold in your hand...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Macedonia, Alexander III, AE
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »
Thank you Peter. The main reason I started collecting coins is I can touch history by this. A few years ago, I could not even  imagine I can see, leave aside touch or possess a coin of an emperor who came to my country 2300 years ago and other rulers took his name more than 1000 years of his demise.
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Saikat