ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – RARE FILLETED PALM BRANCH EMISSION OF SIDON – AU NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 16643)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.56 g, 18 mm, early posthumous emission from Sidon, Phoenicia.
Obv. Head of Athena with a large Corinthian helmet, a griffin ornament below the plume.
Rev. Nike standing facing looking to left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, palm branch with fillets below left wing.
NGC graded AU, Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5, “brushed”; struck from a somewhat worn die, but a very rare variety with about 6 pieces known.