Alexander III ‘the Great’ 319-305BC Silver Drachm gVF

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Struck at Magnesia Mint circa 319-305 BC.

Step into the past with a fascinating silver drachm from the Kingdom of Macedon during Alexander III's rule (336-323 B.C.). Weighing 4.10 grams and minted around 319-305 B.C. in Magnesia, this coin showcases Herakles' head wearing a lion skin on one side, complemented by Zeus seated on a throne holding an eagle. Additionally, the reverse features a symbol (P/B), a monogram beneath the throne, and the inscription 'ALEXANDROU.

Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck.

Reverse: Zeus seated on backless throne facing to the left

Alexander the Great was a legendary Greek king who conquered much of the known world in the 4th century BC. He is known for his military tactics and strategic brilliance, as well as his cultural and political achievements in spreading Greek culture throughout the lands he conquered.