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Item:383452643755 Right Click on image & Select "View Image" to Open Enlargement ALEXANDER the GREAT LIFETIME SILVER DRACHM COIN KINGS of MACEDON ALEXANDER III "THE GREAT" 336-323 BC RARE Lifetime Issue of Alexander the Great ~ Lifetime drachms are rarer than lifetime tetradrachms! The Vast Majority of coinage struck in the name of Alexander ~ most notably, the Herakles / Zeus type ~ were struck after the death of Alexander and often more than 200 years after he died! This is a rare lifetime issue. Silver Drachm. 4.25g 16mm. Rare Lifetime issue, Lampsakos mint, c. 328-323 BC. Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros (with eagle) with his legs parallel, seated left on throne without back, naked to the waist, holding an eagle on his right hand and a long scepter in left; Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; monogram below throne.; Legend behind: AΛEΞANΔPOY (Of Alexander in Greek). Ref. ADM II Series V; Price 1356 ("Price" = M.J. Price. The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great...London. 1991). Lustrous, bright metal, NGC Certified Ancient Graded AU (About Uncirculated) Original Underlying Mirror Luster ~ Even nicer in hand ~ difficult to photograph with coin in holder. GORGEUS REVERSE OF ZEUS ~ ARTISTIC STYLE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Certification:NGC, Denomination:Drachma, Grade:AU, Date:325 BC, Composition:Silver, Coin type:Ancient, Culture:Greek, Historically Significant:Minted during Lifetime of Alexander the Great, Material:Silver
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ALEXANDER the Great LIFETIME NGC Certified AU Herakles Ancient Greek Silver Coin