ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – EARLY POSTHUMOUS EMISSION OF TARSUS WITH A FLYING NIKE SYMBOL – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 16215)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.91 g, 27 mm, early posthumous issue minted at Tarsus, ca. 323-317 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Nike with wreath flying right in left field, ATI monogram and Θ below throne.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, dark steel gray patina with violet highlights, an unusual variety with the Nike offering a wreath to Zeus, of particularly attractive style.