ALEXANDER the GREAT Type Silver Tetrarachm Coin. Half-brother of Alexander the Great. Alexander Type Silver Tetradrachm, 27mm, 16.51 g. Dated RY (regnal year) 13 of Abdalonymos (321/0 BC).
Abdalonymos was of royal descent, who was made king of Sidon by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Abdalonymos is best known as the man who commissioned the Alexander sarcophagus, a splendid piece of Greek art, discovered in 1887 in the royal necropolis of Sidon. It shows Alexander during a fight against the Persians and the king of Sidon during a hunt. Obverse: Herakles head right, in lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse: - Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings. (date in Greek) in left field, I below throne.
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The item "ALEXANDER the GREAT Tetradrachm Philip III Herakles Ancient Greek Silver Coin" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "zeus_gallery" and is located in Beverly Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.