Alexander The Great

 

Alexander The Great

Silver tetradrachm, 24 mm, 16.84 gm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin.
Rev: ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated holding eagle and scepter, quiver in field.

Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater,
ca. 325-323/2 BC.

Alexander III, the son of Philip II, was born at Pella on 20 July, 356 BC. He was tutored by Aristotle. In 334 BC at the age of 23 he invaded Persia, by 330 he defeated Darius III and sacked Persepolis. He continued on to India, returning to Babylon in 323, he died on June 10 at the age of 33.

Price 106; Troxell, Studies, Issue F5

From the David J. Fleischmann Collection.

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