ALEXANDER III THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – 324/23 BC ALEXANDER DEATH YEAR DATED LIFETIME ISSUE FROM AKE OR TYRE – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 11200)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver AR tetradrachm, 17.06 g., 25 mm., posthumous dated emission minted at either Ake or Tyre, RY 26 of Azemilkos (324/23 BC).
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Phoenician ‘Z (king’s name) above Phoenician date in left field.
Price 3265 (Ake); Newell, Dated 24 (obv. die XVIII); DCA 736, struck from the same dies as a specimen from the American Numismatic Society where the RY 26 date is fully preserved: http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.35395
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, bold strike. RY 26 corresponds to 324/323 BC, the time of Alexander the Great’s death at Babylon in June of 323 BC.