ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – EARLY POSTHUMOUS ISSUE OF BABYLON WITH SATYR’S HEAD SYMBOL – CHOICE AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14023)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.55 g., 18 mm., Early posthumous issue minted at “Babylon”, ca. 317-311 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, satyr’s head below left wing, monogram in wreath below right wing.
Ex Frank Kovacs XIII, 6/3/1998, lot 25.
NGC graded as CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, boldly struck, with minor encrustation .