MAKEDONIAN, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, silver drachm


MAKEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, 336-323 BC, drachm, no date, Obverse: head of Alexander as Herakles R, Reverse: Zeus seated L, ALECANDROU, L below throne, uncertain objects before and behind, silver, 17mm, 3.52g, might be Side, might be Amphipolis, I didn’t find it on the web, my Price book has been missing for years, nice aVF/VG

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The big change that Alexander the Great brought about was the union of the Greek spirit of inquiry with the methods of the Persian imperial bureaucracy. The standardization of coinage from Eastern Europe to Pakistan was part of the evolution of larger organizations of people.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.