ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – MOST FAMOUS ROSE ISSUE OF MEMPHIS EX MONEYMUSEUM ZURICH AND PUBLISHED IN 2 PAGE COLOR SPREAD – CHOICE XF STAR NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDON EGYPT COIN (Inv. 14223)

$7,500.00

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.09 g., 28 mm. Mint of Memphis, Egypt, struck by Ptolemy I ca. 323-317 BC, immediately following Alexander’s death.
Obv. Head of young Hercules right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, rose in left field, ΔI-O below throne.
Price 3971; Zervos Issue 2B, obv. die 207
Formerly in the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich, acquired from CNG 45 (3/18/1998, lot 215)
Published: U. Kampmann, Drachme, Dirhem, Taler, Pfund – Geld und Währungen in der Geschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zum EURO (Zurich, 2000), p. 18 = U. Kampmann, Menschengesichter. Götter, Herrscher, Ideale – das Antlitz des Menschen im Münzbild (Zurich, 2005), 7 (this coin, illustrated as a 2 page full color spread)
NGC graded CHOICE XF STAR, Strike 455, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, an exceptional pedigreed example of Alexander’s most sought-after tetradrachm variety.

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