LUCANIA, Metapontion. Gold Third-Stater (2.61g), Time of Alexander the Molossian, c. 334-330 BC.

Ancient Coins - LUCANIA, Metapontion. Gold Third-Stater (2.61g), Time of Alexander the Molossian, c. 334-330 BC.
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Head of Hera, wearing earring and tiara right / Wheat ear, ethnic to left, owl symbol to right. Johnston G1 (same dies). near Extremely Fine.

Alexander the Mollossian, King of Epeiros, was a skilled general who defeated the Samnites and the Lucanians at Poseidonia in 332 BC. He made temporary peace with the Romans, then died unexpectedly in 330. His death is graphically described by Livy (VIII/24). Has was the brother of Olympias, mother to Alexander the Great.

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