ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM – REMARKABLE DOUBLE STRIKE ERROR OF SIDON YEAR 12 ISSUE – AU NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 14434)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III, the Great. 336–323 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 17.19 g., 26 mm., Civic Year 12 issue minted at Sidon, 322/321 BC.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, M (date) in left field and ΣI below throne.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “die shift”, a remarkable and attractive coin showing a prominent ancient double strike ERROR, where the head and body of the Zeus are out of register.