Alexander the Great, Gold Stater
Item Reference: MM65235
Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III (the Great) 336-323 BC, Lifetime Issue Gold Stater. Lampsakos mint, struck under satraps Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena facing right, with flowing hair, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet decorated with snake motif.
Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; conjoined forparts of two horses in left field, Monogram below left wing (Δo). ΑΛΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
(Price 1358; ADM II Series V)
Good Very Fine to Almost Extremely Fine, much lustre in protected areas of the field, tiny flan flaw on reverse. Well centred.
A delightful and lustrous gold piece struck for one of history’s most famous figures.