When Alexander the Great succumbed to disease on the campaign trail, he left his vast empire without an heir. Strategically, five of the top generals divided the empire equitably to avoid the worst of the civil strife to follow.Lysimachus ruled his region and continued to mint coins with the image of Alexander on them, even after the other four generals replaced the image of Alexander with their own. Being opportunistic, Lysimachus believed this would give him a stronger claim to rule all of the territory previously held by Alexander. Coins were early ways for rulers to spread their political message. Lysimachus wanted his name associated with Alexander, and the divine. The obverse is Alexander, ornamented with a laurel crown and ram-horns of the divine Jupiter Ammon, a form of Zeus. The reverse features Athena, the Goddess of War, seated left, arm resting on shield, and spear. Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory in extended right hand placing a crown on Lysimachus' name. What does the grade of ABOUT UN CIRCULATED AU mean? This coin was graded AU by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) This specimen will exhibit overall sharpness, EXTREMLY light wear on the highest points of the coin, VERY sharp details, and HAS Mint STATE luster. VERY RARE TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION, GREAT INVESTMENT COIN. The item "GEM COIN Alexander III 336-323 BC Heracles MACEDON AR Tetradrachm AU 5/5 3/5" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)". The seller is "myremoteworld" and is located in Woodland Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.