Alexander III ‘the Great’ 323-317BC Silver Drachm gVF

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Struck at Sardes Mint circa 323-319BC.

Delve into the past with a remarkable silver drachm from the Kingdom of Macedon during Philip III's reign (323-317 B.C.). Weighing 4.14 grams and minted around 323-319 B.C. in Sardes, this coin features Herakles' head, adorned with a lion skin, on one side, while the other showcases Zeus seated on a throne with an outstretched eagle. Notably, the reverse bears the symbols TI over a star to the left and the inscription 'FILIPPOU' to the right.

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

Reverse: Zeus seated on 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.