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Greek Empire, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm (c.3rd-1st Centuries BC) - Late Posthumous, Countermark - obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC VF

Greek Empire, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm (c.3rd-1st Centuries BC) - Late Posthumous, Countermark - obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC VF
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Why purchase this Countermarked Alexander the Great ancient Silver Tetradrachm?

Alexander III, better known as Alexander the Great, ruled the Kingdom of Macedon from 336-323 BC. Coinage replicating Alexander's Heracles/Zeus design minted in the years after his death are designated as Posthumous issue, just as this Silver Tetradrachm. What makes this coin unique is the appearance of a countermark in the shape of the anchor associated with the Seleucid kings of Syria on the reverse. This mark was added to the coin to authorize use of the foreign coin within the Seleucid kingdom.

Gods of Greek Mythology

Heracles is known to be the greatest hero of Greek mythology for his success in the twelve labors demanded of him by King Eurystheus. The obverse features the image of Heracles, draped in the skin of the Nemean Lion. Zeus, the King of the gods and Mount Olympus, father of Heracles, is depicted on the reverse. Zeus is seated facing left on a throne, holding two of his iconic symbols, the eagle and the scepter, which evolved from the image of a thunderbolt.

Very Fine Ancient Silver Coin with Seleucid Kingdom Countermark

This Silver Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great is graded VF, or Very Fine, by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) Ancient coin division. Having a comparable Sheldon coin grading scale equivalent of 20-25, the coin will exhibit moderate wear on the high surface features, but also bears sharp details and lettering.

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Year of Issue:c.3rd-1st Centuries BC
Mint:Ancient Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Composition:Silver
Weight in Grams:16 g
Denomination:1
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