Summary

A gold stater coin issued by King Alexander III (the Great) of Macedonia in the period 336-323 BC
Reference:Sear vol.2 p.621 no.6702
Die axis: 12

Obverse Description

Head of Athena facing right wearing crested Corinthian helmet

Reverse Description

Nike standing to left extending wreath in right hand and holding ship's mast in left. In right field in Greek: {ALEXANDROY}

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Alexander III, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedonia. Born in Pella in 356 BC, he was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of 30, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Greece to India. He had a uniform coinage struck throughout his empire, the different mints being indicated by markings on the coin reverses.

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