Author Topic: Alexander the Great (336-323 BC), AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Lifetime issue  (Read 72 times)

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Alexander the Great (336-323 BC), AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, Lifetime issue (336-323 BC), Price 51 (16.96 g, 25 mm)

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lionskin headdress
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY Zeus seated left, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, eagle head monogram left

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VEry nice coin, congrats ! The small scratches might have been distracting on a pristine specimen. Here the combination of some wear and a few scratches really shows the coin once had a working life. Being an early lifetime issue is an added bonus !
The eagle monogram looks a bit like a combination of Gonzo and Sam the eagle from the muppet show. But who knows where the puppet makers got their inspiration from.

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Thanks. The scratches on the reverse are probably someone trying to carve his initails on the coin.