ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – YEAR 33 ISSUE OF AKE OR TYRE STRUCK WITH RECUT REVERSE DIE – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 16059)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 17.11 g, 28 mm, posthumous dated emission minted at Ake or Tyre, RY 33 of Azemilkos (317/16 BC)
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Phoenician ЧO (king’s name) to the right of the Phoenician date (||| -= ) in left field.
Price 3286 (Ake).
NGC graded as XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, a boldly struck and well centered coin with full date, far superior to what in normally encountered with these issues. Of greater interest is the reverse die which has been recut to alter the date – substantial traces of the original date appear below the present one and likely can be deciphered with some further study.