Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Alexander the Great - 317 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Alexander the Great - 317 BC
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A boldly struck, high relief example of one of the most famous and desirable coins from the ancient world. A silver tetradrachm, minted in the name of the greatest military genius of antiquity, Alexander the Great. Struck 317 - 311 BC at the Babylon mint. 


The obverse with a fine portrait of the demigod Herakles, facing right and wearing lion skin headdress.


The reverse with Zeus, enthroned left, his lower body covered in swathes of thick drapery, his torso nude, he holds an eagle in his outstretched right hand and grips a tall sceptre with his left. The legend reading:


BASILEWS ALEXANDROU 


"Of King Alexander"


H in left field monogram in wreath below throne.



Alexander is reckoned to be one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He established an Empire the likes of which the world had never seen and shaped Western history forever. Coins such as this were first produced in his lifetime and were traded across his vast empire, from Gibraltar to the Punjab. 


An attractive example, of excellent style, deeply struck in high relief and beautifully toned. 



Diameter: 27 mm.



Weight: 17.10 g.


Provenance:


Ex. European private collection.

Preis SKU: 30246
US$ 1,650.00
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