Alexander III Tetradrachm - help ID exactly which one please?

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  1. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    The chap who has brought me a lot of ancient coins before has left me with another pile to ID with a view to selling to me. This one he maintains he spent a lot of money buying many years ago. I have got as far as Alexander III of Macedonia Tetradrachm, but cannot work out which of the many varieties. I suspect it is a Danubian Celt copy, but again not sure which. (Or is it a repro?) Any ideas? Weighs 16.3g and measures about 30mm across. Alex Tet 1-side.JPG
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  3. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Reverse looks more worn than obverse. Not that it means anything.
  4. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    It looks old, but I don't know why I feel suspicious!
  5. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    It looks legit to me.
    It is a civic tetradrachm in the name of Alexander, struck in Asia Minor ca. early 2nd century BC.
    Looking at the style of the face of Herakles, I think it is minted in Perge.
    Something like:
    I can't make out the monogram on the reverse so an exact reference wouldn't be possible
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  6. romismatist

    romismatist Active Member

    looks legit to me as well. can't help out on the details though, not my area of specialization...
  7. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Thanks @Pavlos - that gives me enough to go on.
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