ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – LIFETIME ISSUE OF SARDES WITH STAG HEAD SYMBOL – AU NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 16438)
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. ALEXANDER III, THE GREAT, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.59 g, 18 mm. Lifetime emission of Sardes, ca. 334-323 BC.
Obv. Head of Athena right, wearing large Corinthian helmet with snake ornament below the plume.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing, looking left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, stag’s head right in left field.
Price 2531; 8 specimens currently in the Pella database, including coins in the American Numismatic Society, British Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France and Münzkabinett Berlin.
Ex Edward H. Merrin Collection.
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Merrin provenance noted, an emission struck during Alexander’s lifetime and one with a very interesting animal symbol.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 36.
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