In drop-down menu to see large hi-res. ALEXANDER the GREAT Silver Tetrarachm Coin. In less than five years Alexander had defeated the mighty Persians.Alexander marched his troops victoriously into Babylon, with its gardens and walls, which according to legend were 300 foot high and wide enough to accommodate two chariots riding abreast, where Alexander died (assassinated--presumably poisoned) in 323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm, 26mm, 17.04g.
Inted in Coelesyria or Phoenicia. Obverse: Herakles head right, in lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his extended right hand an eagle standing right with closed wings; A? In left field, head of boar left.The Coinage in the Name and Types of Alexander the Great... All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Images are not actual size. Please see description for actual measurements.