Alexander III Drachm ID help

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  1. Steelers72

    Steelers72 Well-Known Member

    Appreciate any help identifying the mint, year est. on this silver drachm.

    Alexander III. AR drachm. Head of Heracles wearing lion's scalp right; Reverse: Zeus seated facing left holding eagle and scepter.

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  3. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    wow, nice coin. I'm no help, but glad to oogle a bit.
  4. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    Well, that's a very beautiful coin!

    Maybe an expert on these will chime in, but it might be more fun to identify it yourself using this very reliable website: .
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  5. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Not an expert, but...

    (MI) is the civic monogram for Miletos(Ionia).
    Dated: 295 B.C. - 275 B.C.
    PRICE 2151
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  6. Trebellianus

    Trebellianus VOT II MVLT III

    I'd concur that this is Price 2151, so it's the product of the mint of Miletus with dates c. 295-275 BC. What does the slab say, out of interest?

    Here's what looks like a double die match sold by Numismatik Naumann last year:

  7. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Lol, +1
  8. Aliasuk

    Aliasuk Member

    I have just received this today. Any info on mint etc would be welcomed. 6DB22B76-E4A6-4CE8-A748-2FDD98BFCEBA.jpeg E0ED260E-20D7-4DC0-BF31-BD80CC244EFD.jpeg
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..i often have the same problem with my cars.... ny car.jpg
  10. Steelers72

    Steelers72 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I wasn't sure what the monogram stood for. So this coin was minted in the years after Alexander III's. Good to know, thank you!
  11. Steelers72

    Steelers72 Well-Known Member

    Wow looks like a match! The slab says Ionia, Miletus c. early 3rd Century BC. I was curious how to identify the mint/year from the coin. Don't like to rely on the slab, they sometimes make mistakes too.
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  12. Steelers72

    Steelers72 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this resource! I was trying to find a database like this one but had no luck. Much appreciated!
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  13. Trebellianus

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  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Alexander III.jpg
    AR Drachm
    OBVERSE: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress
    REVERSE: ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Forepart of Pegasos left in left field, X on W monogram beneath throne
    Struck at Abydos 325-323 BC
    4.2g, 17mm
    Price 1505
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  15. Aliasuk

    Aliasuk Member

    Only basic details of the coin, but no mint info.
  16. Steelers72

    Steelers72 Well-Known Member

    Nice one! Minted during his reign
  17. Aliasuk

    Aliasuk Member

    New to this era! Where would I find mint details on coin?
  18. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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