Alexander the even greater or How you like me now?!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ryro, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Ryro

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

    I recently won a very detailed, possibly my new favorite bronze coin, of this guy...Alexander the great!


    Now I know that many don't believe that any of the ATG coins depicting Herakles are of Alexander as Herakles. I may sound like a broken record, but from other coins depicting Alexander, frescos and busts I strongly feel that certainly some of these types are of the living God himself.
    For me it comes down to two things:


    1- The chromagnum brow of Alexander. He has a purpetualy furrowed brow. And I don't think it's due to the worries of being ruler of most of the known world (or due to his massive Macedonian hangover!). He just appears to have high/thick brow bones.

    (Baaaad movie, I know)

    2- Those perpetually almost pursed plump lips. It's like he is constantly saying, "Look out ladies (or Hephaestion;)) these lips are ready for some kisses!"

    At least those areas, and his hair when applicable, are what make me go, yep, that's the man I named one of my sons after.

    Am I sold that this coin depicts Alexander III? I'm not. But it's more due to the uniqueness of the coin and the uncertain mint. Anyway, it's listed in the description so I left it.
    Check him out!


    Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III the Great. 336-323 B.C. AE 20 (19.5 mm, 5.74 g). Uncertain mint in Western Asia Minor, ca. 323-310 B.C. Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, bow in bow-case above and club, the weapons of Hercules; torch in field below.

    And since I've had this meme sitting in my saved folder for a while I may as well drop it in you all right... About... Now!


    So please post your favorite bronze Alexanders, thoughts, opinions, jokes and anything that conquers your kingdoms!
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Alexander III Macedonia SGI 6741.jpg Alexander III Macedonia SGI 6742.jpg

    Sear Greek 6741 and 6742. That's all I got.
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Cogito Ergo Sum

    Here's the Richard Burton version, maybe a better movie than Oliver Stone's:

  5. Alegandron

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

    Lol on the watermelon, @Ryro ! And, you really got a nice bronze of the AIII-Man! Well done.

    I agree with @ancient coin hunter ... the 1956 Film was better. I always remembered the crucifixion scene... now I am going to have to see it again. Maybe Prime Video...

    I dunno, Ryro... with eyes THAT HUGE, you would have to have a NEANDERTHAL eyebrow

    Pardon me, Recycled from a prior post, but, hey, Alex is always good!

    I have a few AE Alexander III's. I am under the impression that Bronzes of Alexander are all lifetime.

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 16 4.1g Salamis-Cyprus mint Herakles club bow quiver SA Price 3143

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 16 Eagle Tbolt Crescent

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 19 Quiver Club

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 18 Bow Case Club

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 17 Quiver Club
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  6. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Splendid coin, Ryro!
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  7. Pavlos

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

    Great coin @Ryro!
    I think I have told myself so many times already that I really need to start looking for some nice coins from Alexander the great and his father Philip II. I have only 2 bronze coins (lifetime issue) from Alexander and 0 of Philip II...

    Alexander III the Great Bronze Coin (336 B.C. - 323 B.C) four chalkoi (hemiobol)
    Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin.
    Reverse: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver and bow below.
    4.85g; 17mm
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  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1140764bvnh.jpg P1140764cc.jpg P1140365 (2).JPG
    Greek banknote 1000 Drachmai 1956 - Battle of Ipsos
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    o wow Ryro...super nice one!...:)...
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  10. Alegandron

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

    Oops! Looks like @Pavlos broke the Philip word!!!

    :D :D :D


    LEFT-LEFT Facing:
    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 17 Horse Rider LEFT-LEFT facing RARE

    LEFT-RIGHT Facing:
    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 19 Horse LEFT-RIGHT
    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 19 Horse LEFT-RIGHT & Hound

    RIGHT-LEFT Facing:
    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 17 Apollo - Horse Rider RIGHT-LEFT facing

    RIGHT-RIGHT Facing:
    Makedon Philip II AE 18 Apollo - Youth Horseback spear head below 359-356 BCE RIGHT-RIGHT 18mm 6.2g SNG ANS 850-1
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  11. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member


    That's a super coin!

    For the time being, I only have one Alexander bronze; a type I am quite fond of because I like to imagine that it portrays Alexander's famous steed, Bucephalus
    Alexander III Chalkous Bucephalus.jpg
  12. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Nice pickup, @Ryro!

    Alexander III The Great (336-323 BC), AE, Uncertain mint in Macedon, (16mm, 8.30g), Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Club and bow in bow-case. Price 268.
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