Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 to 323 BC. Silver tetradrachm. M on obverse.

Ancient Coins - Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 to 323 BC. Silver tetradrachm. M on obverse.
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Denomination : Silver tetradrachm.  Mint : Arados.

Date : Price dates this issue from 328 to 320 BC, so it can be considered a lifetime issue as it begins during Alexander's life.

Reference : Price-3107.  Sear-6721 variety.

Size : 23.1 x 24.1 mm.  Weight : 17.17 grams.

Grade : gVF and well-centered.  Lightly toned.

Obverse : Head of Herakles right, wearing the lion's skin with an M behind his neck.  Having a letter on the obverse of an Alexander tetradrachm is a very unusual feature.

Reverse : Zeus seated left, holding a sceptre and eagle with an AR below the throne, and ALEXANDROU to the right.

This is a fairly scarce type, there is only one listing for it in coinarchives, which is this coin when it was sold by Lanz in 2006. 

Provenance : ex Darcy Phalen collection.   ex. Lanz Nov. 17, 2006 Auction 132, lot 132.

Price SKU: vcoin4780
US$ 525.00
  • € 446.47
  • £ 399.14
  • AUD 721.22
  • CHF 501.29
  • CAD 678.50

Rates for: 09/21/18

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