Alexander the Great, Silver Tetradrachm

Item Reference: C201002248 Sold Share
Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). Silver Tetradrachm, posthumous issue, mint of Temnos, c. 188-170 BC, Exenikos and Geitas, magistrates. Obverse: Head of young Herakles, with the features…
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Description

Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great (336-323 BC).

Silver Tetradrachm, posthumous issue, mint of Temnos, c. 188-170 BC, Exenikos and Geitas, magistrates.

Obverse: Head of young Herakles, with the features of Alexander (?) facing right, wearing a lion skin headdress. Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and sceptre, kantharos below throne, kantharos and grapes in left field, EXENIKOΣ below arm, ΓEITAΣ below throne.

(Price 1690; Müller 966).

Large flan. Good Very Fine.

16.43g.

Ex. CNG E-Auction 177 (28/11/2007) Lot #28.

Specification

Period 336 - 323 BC
Date c. 188-170 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Tetradrachm

Coin Ruler

Alexander III

Country

Thrace and Macedonia

Coin House

Kings of Macedon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Temnos

References Price 1690; Müller 966
Weight 16.43 g

Provenance

Ex. CNG E-Auction 177 (28/11/2007) Lot #28.

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