336-323 BC 4.29 gram Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III - AR Drachm lifetime issue Silver (NGC AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5)
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Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.
This Silver Drachm is graded by NGC with AU (about uncirculated). On the reverse, god Zeus, who is seated with his feet up on a stool. An eagle is perched on his right hand, which is extended, and he holds a scepter in his left.
On the obverse is the head of Herakles. He faces to the right and dons a lion-skin headdress.
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