Author Topic: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC), AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint  (Read 125 times)

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Kingdom of Macedon: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC), AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, c. 332-326 BC (Lifetime issue), Price 70; Troxell, Studies, Issue D7 (17.20 g, 25 mm)

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion skin headdress
Reverse: Zeus Aėtophoros seated left, holding sceptre and eagle; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, horizontal club above Σ within Ω in left field

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Nice to have a lifetime issue ! The Herakles portrait has a very touching expression in this one. Like he is pondering about what the future has in store for him.

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Beautiful coin!  I've a similar AE but not nearly that quality.
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Beautiful coin!  I've a similar AE but not nearly that quality.
His AE issues are, again, both lifetime and posthumous.
I personally have nothing against less-well-preserved ancient coins: they are still magnficient pieces of history and often enable me to pick up a type that would otherwise be well beyond my budget (like the Brutus coin I posted recently).