Ancient Greek Gold Alexander Stater Coin of King Philip III Arrhidaeus - 323 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Gold Alexander Stater Coin of King Philip III Arrhidaeus - 323 BC
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An attractive and extremely desirable ancient Greek gold stater, minted in the name of the half brother of King Alexander the Great, King Philip III Arrhidaeus. Struck at the Babylon mint circa 323 - 317 BC.


The obverse depicts the portrait of the goddess of wisdom and warfare, Athena. She is shown facing right, wearing a beaded necklace, her hair flowing out from under a plumed Corinthian helmet, decorated with a coiled snake. 


The reverse shows a standing figure of the goddess of Victory, Nike her beautiful wings spread wide and holding a laurel wreath in her outstretched right hand and stylis (cross arm of a ship's mast) in her left. The legend reading: 


BASILEOS FILIPPOY


"Of King Philip"


LY in left field and M in right.


The gold staters minted by Alexander the Great and his successors are some of the most highly prized and collectable coins to survive from ancient times. Struck from very nearly pure gold, these beautiful little coins speak of the incredible wealth and success won by Alexander as he formed his vast Empire. 



Diameter: 18.10 mm.


Weight: 8.55 g.


Provenance:


Ex. British private collection.

Preis SKU: 29711
US$ 3,400.00
  • € 2,873.34
  • £ 2,623.78
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  • CAD 4,482.56

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