As with all of Alexander's imperial tetradrachms, the obverse of the above coin depicts a young (beardless) Herakles/Hercules wearing a lion skin headdress, with the lion's paws tied at his neck.
Alexander The Great (Hercules) Coin Pendant with Greek Key Pattern / Meander, Large Size
Alexander the Great lifetime tetradrachm from Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 336-326 BC
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Outer diameter||31 mm (1 and 7⁄32in)|
|Inner (coin) diameter||20 mm (25⁄32in)|