Silver Drachm - Ancient Greece - Macedonian Kingdom
Alexander III 'the Great', c. 336-323 B.C.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, forepart of Pegasos left; below throne, Artemis Phosphoros advancing left.
Mint: Lampsakos, struck by Antigonos I Monopthalmos, ca. 310-301 B.C.
(17 mm, 4.12 g, 9 h)
NGC Certified XF, strike: 5/5, surface: 5/5.
Reference Price 1387; ADM II series XVIII.
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.