Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm - Alexander the Great


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

 29mm, 16.91gm

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.

  • Inventory# PA-3459