Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great.


Alexander III tetradrachms were first struck around 330’s BC.


The Obverse is Alexander in the guise of the god Heracles wearing a lion scalp.  The reverse  has the seated Greek god Zeus.

Alexander the Great: portrait coins Hellenistic Period


Alexander the Great, portrait head on a coin of Lysimachus (323-281 BC)

Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, Reverse: Athena enthroned, holding Nike and resting arm on shield

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon, aegis and elephant skin, D hidden in ornamentation at base of aegis
Reverse: ALEXAND POU, Athena Alkidemos standing right, brandishing spear & shield, AG monogram to left, EY & eagle standing on thunderbolt to right.

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