ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – AMPHIPOLIS ISSUE WITH UNUSUAL LEGEND VARIANT – MINT STATE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 15408)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 17.19 g, 25 mm, early posthumous issue minted at “Amphipolis”, Macedonia , ca. 323-320 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ-Δ-ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ , Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, cornucopia in left field.
Price 108, for this legend variant see Price 108c.
Ex Vilmar Numismatics inv. 6621 (2013)
NGC graded as MINT STATE, strike 4/5, surface 4/5, a seldom seen variation in the way the royal name is engraved on the planchet.