ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – EARLY POSTHUMOUS ISSUE FROM TARSUS WITH A FULL FACE NIKE – MINT STATE FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14349)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.60 g., 18 mm., early posthumous issue from the mint of Tarsus, ca. 323-319 BC.
Obv. Head of Athena with a large Corinthian helmet, a snake ornament below the plume.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing facing looking to left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, caduceus in outer left field, EΠ monogram above Θ in left field.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, a nicely struck specimen of a rare issue, with substantial luster around the devices, and a particularly elegant, full face Nike.