A silver tetradrachm coin issued by King Alexander III (the Great) of Macedonia in the period 336-323 BC
Reference: cf Sear vol.2 p.622 no.6717
Die axis: 07

Obverse Description

Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right

Reverse Description

Zeus seated facing left on throne holding eagle in extended right hand and sceptre in left. Around in Greek, {ALEXANDPOY BASI LEUS}

Edge Description



Alexander III, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedonia. Born in Pella in 356 BC, he was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of 30, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Greece to India. He had a uniform coinage struck throughout his empire, the different mints being indicated by markings on the coin reverses.

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