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Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) was born 356 BC and died in 323 BC. By the age of 33 he had conquered most of the known ancient world. Tutored from childhood by Aristotle himself, he is thought of having one of the great minds of history, strategic brilliance and magnetic charisma. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my ...
The obverse shows the head of Alexander the Great, wearing horn of Ammon. The reverse shows the goddess Athena enthroned seated left holding Nike and resting hand on shield.
A breathtaking coin in Greek Jewelry Shop ultra quality. This is one ofur very favorite and recommended silver pendants, for detail, quality and all-round perfection.
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.
AR tetradrachm - Thassos (Thrace) Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead / Reverse: Naked Heracles with lion-skin over left arm and club Legend reads "ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ)
Macedon, Olynthos. Chalkidian League. Circa 395-392 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / CAL-KID-EWN, kithara (guitar)
Smooth-shelled turtle, row of dots down center and across the top / large incuse square, of skew pattern, divided by straight lines into five compartments.