Seller: frascatius (16,733) 100%, Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352591969777 15E02 FRASCATIUS ANCIENTS A BEAUTIFUL SILVER OBOL OF ALEXANDER III THE GREAT OF MACEDONIA WHO REIGNED FROM FROM 336 - 323 BC. By the age of thirty, Alexander had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle, and is considered one of history's most successful commanders. THE SIZE IS 9.3 MM AND 0.67 GRAMS. Sear 6736 OBVERSE – Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin REVERSE – Zeus seated left on throne Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC) was born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II, King of Macedon, and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Philip was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom. He quickly dealt with his enemies at home and reasserted Macedonian power within Greece. He then set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire. Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without suffering a single defeat. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. The young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor and pharaoh of Egypt became Great King of Persia at the age of 25. Over the next eight years in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, while the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects. Alexander was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and those of his soldiers. He died of a fever in Babylon in June 323 BC. A True Auction Environment – Auctions start at $.99 with No Minimums and No Reserves. FULL UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY If the buyer feels that the coin received is not as represented - just return the coin and the buyer will be fully reimbursed for the cost of the coin; the original shipping charge; and the cost to ship the coin back… No Questions Asked. If the buyer is not happy, please let me know, and I will do what I can to make it right. NOTE: Frascatius is a life member (LM #6864) of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Frascatius fully complies with the ANA Member Code of Ethics. If you have any questions regarding this auction, please click on “Ask seller a question”. I will be more than happy to provide you with a response. Visit My eBay Store: Frascatius Ancient Coins For those new to ancient coins, please contact me, and I will e-mail to you my "Beginners Guide for Ancient Coin Collectors - FAQ" . SHIPPING:To the U.S. = $3.00 Insured Flat RateInternational = $4.50 Insured Flat Rate Multiple items may be grouped at no additional charge at the above rates. All items will be carefully packaged , protected & insured (private insurance). .