ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – FIRST ALEXANDER ISSUE FROM ASSUS – AU NGC GRADED GREEK IONIA COIN (Inv. 13835)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336-323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.92 g., 35 mm., posthumous issue minted at Assus (Troas), ca. 210 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, griffin seated left in left field.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, the FIRST EMISSION assigned to Assus by Martin Price, an impressive specimen struck on a medallic planchet.