ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – LIFETIME ISSUE WITH GRIFFIN HEAD SYMBOL FROM SARDES – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 16619)
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. ALEXANDER III, THE GREAT, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.61 g, 17 mm. Lifetime issue 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, griffin head left in left field.
Price 2533; 8 specimens currently in the Pella database, including coins in the American Numismatic Society, British Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France and Münzkabinett Berlin.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, “brushed”, “LIFETIME ISSUE” noted.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 35.
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