ALEXANDER the Great Lifetime Coin AU Ancient Greek Silver Herakles Demeter Zeus

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller zeus_gallery (3,806) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303622767896 Click picture to see larger image size. ALEXANDER the GREAT LIFETIME SILVER DRACHM COIN KINGS of MACEDON A L E X A N D E R III "THE GREAT" 336-323 BC RARE Lifetime Issue of Alexander the Great ~ Lifetime drachms are more rare than lifetime tetradrachms! The Vast Majority of coinage struck in the name of Alexander ~ most notably, the Herakles / Zeus type ~ were struck after the death of Alexander and often more than 200 years after he died! This is a rare lifetime issue. Silver Drachm. 4.30g 17mm. Rare Lifetime issue, Lampsakos mint, c. 328-323 BC. Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros (with eagle) seated left on throne, naked to the waist, holding an eagle on his right hand and a long scepter in left; in left field, Goddess Artemis Phosphoros/Demeter holding two long lit torches; monogram below throne; Legend behind: AΛEΞANΔPOY (Of Alexander in Greek) which follows the round contour of the coin--typically a straight vertical orientation. Ref. ADM II Series V; SNG München 437; SNG Alpha Bank 575; SNG Saroglos 699-700. Price 1356 ("Price" = M.J. Price. The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great...London. 1991). XF+ to AU ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Denomination: Drachma, Composition: Silver, Grade: AU, Date: 325 BC, Coin type: Ancient, Culture: Greek, Historically Significant: Minted during Lifetime of Alexander the Great, Material: Silver

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