ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – LATE LIFETIME ISSUE OF BABYLON WITH FLYING NIKE CONTROL – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14433)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm 16.97 g., 27 mm., a late lifetime or very early posthumous issue minted at Babylon, ca. 325-323 BC, around the time of ALEXANDER’S DEATH.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, flying Nike with wreath above M in left field, control monogram below throne.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, very rare and interesting variety depicting a flying Nike control symbol, one seldom seen in market records.