ALEXANDER THE GREAT BRONZE UNIT – LIFETIME ISSUE OF TARSUS PLATED IN HANDBOOK OF GREEK COINS – AU STAR NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14870)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336-323 BC.
Bronze unit, 5.36 g, 21 mm., LIFETIME issue minted in Tarsus, ca. 327-323 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club and bow in bowcase around, grape cluster and Θ above.
Published: Hoover, Handbook of Greek Coins, 3.1, p. 338, no. 926c (PLATE COIN).
NGC graded as AU STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, a pleasing specimen of an Alexander bronze struck during his lifetime and a desirable plate coin used in HGC, today’s standard reference on Greek coinage.