A.I. meets A.T.G... and dude was my doppelganger!

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Jk. Sort of.
    But seriously, an amazing job done here as they've really done a pretty spot on, if not a little idealized, job of putting together a "photograph" of everybody's favorite conqueror (bite your tongue @Alegandron) .
    I just wish the artist would have cited the places they utilized to come to this male model version. I know he was universally known as being a beautiful man. Still, I imagine him as the coins and busts portray, with a bit more of that cro-magnon man brow.
    But nevertheless, here is their final product, bask in the glow...:

    Here are a few of my coins;) clearly identifiable as being of ATG:
    Ptolemy I Soter
    305-282 BCE. Æ (15mm, 3.85 g, 12h). Tyre mint. Struck after 294 or 289/8 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings displayed.


    Ptolemy III Euergetes
    AE Obol. Alexandria Mint 246-222 BCE. Obverse: Deified head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin. Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. References: Svoronos 976; SNG Copenhagen 232. Size: 24mm, 10.36g. Numismatic Notes: Good VF grade and done in choice style!

    Æ25, 8.7g, 6h; 3rd century AD.
    Obv.: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Diademed bust of Alexander the Great right.
    Rev.: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN; Horseman galloping right.

    MACEDON. Koinon
    Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gordian III (238-244). Ae.Obv: ΑΛЄZΑΝΔΡΟV.
    Head of Alexander the Great right (as Hercules), wearing lion skin.Rev: KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ.
    Alexander on his horse, Bucephalus, galloping right.
    AMNG III 734.
    Very fine. 11.9 g.24 mm.
    Fomer SAVOCA coin

    Macedon, Koinon of Macedon Æ26. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian III, AD 238-244. AΛEΞANΔPOV, diademed head of Alexander III 'the Great' right, thunderbolt below / KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩKOPΩ, table with two prize urns. Cf. AMNG III, 691. 14.18g, 26mm, 5h.
    Very Fine. Ex: Savoca

    MACEDON, Koinon of Macedon: Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian III (238-244). Beroea mint. 9.4gr, 25mm.
    Obv: AΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing crested Attic helmet with griffin on the bowl
    Rev: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NЄΩΚΟΡ, Warrior right on horseback right (presumed to be Alexander on Bucephalus); star below.
    Cf. AMNG III 770.
    Scarce. Alexander’s name clear.
    Ex: AMCC 2 consigned by tenbobbit

    1990, 100 Greek Drachmes
    Alexander the Great
    Composition: Aluminum-Bronze
    Weight: 10.0000g
    Obverse: Radiant design within circle
    Reverse: Head right
    Edge Description: Segmented reeding

    Please post coins that depict Alexander the great:):)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  3. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    so he looked exactly like The Great one Wayne Gretzky?
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  4. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Can totally see it!
    But I was getting more of a Leif Garrett vibe:
    Plus, minus one for not posting a coin!
  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Be careful! You don’t want me to bust out another CAN of WHOOP-AS PHILIP II !!!

    Makedon Philip II AE 18 Apollo - Youth Horseback spear hd below 359-356 BCE 18mm 6.2g SNG ANS 850-1
  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    phillip ll.jpg
  7. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Some great Alexander's Ryro, my only one. AA-1.jpg
    Roman Provincial. MACEDON. Koinon of Macedonia. Pseudo-autonamous 222 AD to 249 AD
    . Æ (27mm, 11.19 g, 6h). Beroea mint.
    OBV: AΛEΞANΔPOC bust of Alexander the Great right, flowing hair.
    REV: KOINMA KE ΔONΩN.B.NE Two tetrastyle temple façades; in field between, column surmounted by statue.
    Unpublished in the standard references. VF, green surfaces, ragged edge, some smoothing and roughness.
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  8. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Ooooh! That's a great coin! I love these Koinon coins with Alexander. I have a few and have been keeping a lookout for them... but if they get noticed, they usually don't go cheaply.

    One of my favorites is not in good condition but rare and tells a good story... the taming of Bucephalus by Alexander.
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  9. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks, I'm on the lookout for your coin type as well.
  10. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Stunning portrait and great detail on the reverse @Ancient Aussie!
    Here's my favorite Koinon portrait:
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My Koinon coin with ATG:

    Time of Severus Alexander, AD 231-235.
    Quasi-autonomous AE 25.1 mm, 11.60 g, 7 h.
    Koinon of Macedon.
    Obv: AΛЄΞANΔPOV, diademed head of Alexander the Great with flowing hair, right.
    Rev: KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ, Alexander, his cloak fluttering behind him and raising right arm, galloping his horse, right.
    Refs: AMNG III 388; cf. BMC Macedonia p.24, 120; cf. Lindgren II 1374.
  12. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter



    RR Macedon occupation Alexander - Club Coin chest Quaestor Chair wreath Aesillas Quaestor AR Tet Thessalonika Mint BC 90-70


    Thrace -Lysimachos AR Tet 14.3g 28.7mm 305-281 BCE RARE Alexander head-Ammon horns - rev Lysimachos Athena
  14. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Let's ask Alexander if that coin could woop anything?
    “Men of Macedon, what a fine hero the states of Greece have to lead their armies from Europe to Asia! he is not able to pass from one table to another without falling!”
  15. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

    I am always amazed at the artistic beauty of coins from the Hellenistic age.
    Compare this bust of Seleucus I Nikator on a posthumous tetradrachm, to a statue of his.
    Not my coin, but boy I wish it was!!
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