Silver Tetradrachm, Ancient Greece - Macedon, c. 336-323 BC
Alexander the Great
Obv: Heracles with Lionskin Helmet
Rev: Zeus seated, left
Large flan, posthumous issue
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was King of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.