ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – LIFETIME ISSUE STRUCK AT TARSUS RIGHT AROUND YEAR OF ALEXANDER’S DEATH – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 17634)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver AR tetradrachm, 16.96 g, 26 mm, lifetime issue minted at Tarsus, ca. 327-323 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, plow in left field, Θ under strut, globule on upper right betwen Zeus and scepter and another between throne leg and scepter.
NGC graded as CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5, an issue that according to Price’s chronology was struck at the end of the series spanning 327 and 323 BC. This coin, therefore, was likely struck right around the time of Alexander’s death in 323 BC.