ALEXANDER III THE GREAT GOLD STATER – SATYR HEAD VARIETY FROM THE BABYLON MINT – MINT STATE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN SELEUCID COIN (Inv. 15524)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.56 g, 18 mm, early posthumous issue minted at “Babylon”, ca. 315-311 BC
Obv. Head of Athena with a large Corinthian helmet, a snake ornament below the plume.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing facing looking to left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, satyr’s head below left wing, monogram in wreath below right wing.
NGC graded as MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, exceptional high relief strike and a scarce variety with an interesting symbol.