ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – POSSIBLY UNIQUE VARIETY FROM BABYLON UNKNOWN TO PRICE – AU STAR NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14362)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.49 g., 19 mm. Posthumous issue struck under Seleucid rule at the mint of “Babylon,” ca. 317-311 BC
Obv. Head of Athena with a large Corinthian helmet, a snake ornament below the plume.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing facing looking to left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, monogram in wreath in left field, HP monogram below left wing.
Price 3717 var, with a snake on helmet, not a griffin as catalogued in Price.
NGC graded AU STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, “unlisted in M. Price”, an extremely rare or possibly unique variety and a coin with exceptional eye appeal.