ALEXANDER III THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – 324/23 BC ALEXANDER DEATH YEAR DATED LIFETIME ISSUE FROM AKE OR TYRE – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 11185)

$1,250.00

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver AR tetradrachm, 16.70 g., 26 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.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, high relief strike with full date.  RY 26 corresponds to 324/323 BC,  the time of Alexander the Great’s death at Babylon in June of 323 BC.

 

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