Tetradrachm Ancient Silver

Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style


Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style
Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style

Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style    Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style
The obverse of the coin features the head of Heracles (Hercules) wearing a lion skin headdress, symbolizing strength and heroism. The reverse depicts Zeus seated on a throne, holding an eagle and a scepter, which are symbols of power and divine favor. The coinage of Alexander the Great is renowned for its high artistic quality and craftsmanship. The detailed and realistic portrayal of Heracles and Zeus set a standard for subsequent Hellenistic coinage. Alexander's tetradrachms were part of a standardized monetary system that facilitated trade and economic stability throughout his empire. The widespread circulation of these coins helped in the integration of the conquered territories into a single economic zone.
Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style    Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III The Great AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch AU fine Style