ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – ISSUE OF ODESSUS WITH THE PORTRAIT FEATURES OF MITHRIDATES VI – CHOICE AU STAR NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 11196)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.17 g., 30 mm., late posthumous issue of Odessus, ca.125-70 BC, struck during the Mithridatic Wars.
Obv.Head of young Herakles right wearing the skin of the Nemean lion.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding scepter and eagle, ΛΑΚ monogram in left field, ΟΔΗ in exergue.
NGC graded CHOICE AU STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, dark gray toning, a coin with great eye appeal and exceptional for the series as Herakles’ face bears the portrait of Mithridates VI himself.