In drop-down menu to see large hi-res. ALEXANDER the GREAT LIFETIME ISSUE Silver Tetrarachm Coin.
In less than five years Alexander had defeated the mighty Persians. Alexander marched his troops victoriously into Babylon, with its gardens and walls, which according to legend were 300 foot high and wide enough to accommodate two chariots riding abreast, where Alexander died (assassinated--presumably poisoned) in 323 BC.Rare Lifetime Issue Only Eight listed on Pella Database See them here (you will need to copy and paste link). Silver Tetradrachm, 25mm, 16.36g.
Sidon, Phoencia mint, dated RY (regnal year) 10 of Abdalonymos = 324/323 BC. Obverse: Herakles head right, in lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse: Zeus seated left on a backless throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his extended right hand an eagle standing right with closed wings; A? POY (of Alexander in Greek). To right, K (date) in left field, SI below throne. XF, beautiful artistic style obverse, some marks, porosity in fields/reverse. The Coinage in the Name and Types of Alexander the Great...
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