ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – BABYLON LIFETIME ISSUE EX PRICE OF SAMOS COLLECTION – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 14439)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. ALEXANDER III, THE GREAT, 336-323 BC.
Silver tetrachm, 17.17 g., 25 mm., lifetime emission struck at Babylon, ca. 325/324 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles wearing the lion skin right.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, Φ in left field, M below throne.
Ex Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833-1906), distinguished diplomat to the Ottoman court until 1906 and Price of Samos from 1885 to 1894.
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, with the prestigious provenance noted on the holder.
For the Wikipedia article on Alexandre Carathéodory see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Karatheodori_Pasha (see attached photo of Alexandre Carathéodory in formal dress wearing his numerous decorations).