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Description: Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Alexander III the Great Myriandros
Description: Ancient Greek Macedonia, Alexander III the Great, Babylon
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Item : 14222 Description
Description :  Ancient Greek Macedonia Tetradrachm Alexander III the Great Alexander III ,Alexander III. der Große, 336 - 323 v. Chr. Tetradrachme (16,67g). ca. 325 - 323 v. Chr. Mzst. Myriandros. Vs.: Kopf des Herakles mit Löwenfell n. r. Rs.: A?E?AN??O?, Zeus mit Adler thront n. l., davor Monogramm u. Keule im Kranz, unter dem Thron Monogramm. Price 3230; Müller 1298. Feiner Stil! Beardless bust right of Herakles wearing lion scalp. Reverse. ??????????, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in outstretched right hand and sceptre in left, in front monogram ??. Ref: Price 2724, Muller 1647, SNG Oxford 3177. Exceptional central strike, good very fine or better, toned. Extremely rare issue Price records just one coin in his corpus for this issue, different dies to the above. I have not been able to find a single example offered to the public in the past 30 years.
Authenticity:  Forgery
Category :  Ancient Greek Macedonia - Coins
Category DetailsSource
Category :  AncientSold as: Authentic
: GreekEntered by : Amentia
: Macedonia
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Ruler : Alexander III the Great
Impossible die mix on reverse a is athena from an attic tatradrachm Previously published type: IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 5 No.1/2 1980 Page 2 Fig 6 that has appeared again in numbers in recent trade/auctions. All examples from the same modern dies. Diagnostics: Modern style and errors of detail in mint controls. Evidence of pressed rather than struck origin. Most specimens are low weight 15.8 -16.8 gms. Forgery Type: pressed
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Denomination : Tetradrachm
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