Featured Alexander, we hardly got to know ya. (Post your favorite ATG coin)

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  1. Ryro

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

    Yesterday or today, the son of Philip II (the first man to be a United King of Europe), student of Aristotle and all around THE baddest dude on the planet... EVER (only man to be Greek King, Egyptian pharaoh and Persian King of Kings), Alexander the great died 21 July 356 BCE – 10 or 11 June 323 BCE.
    Here's some of my favorite coins to remember the life of a God by:

    Kings of Thrace. Pella. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm AR 27mm., 15,95g.
    Head of the deified Alexander the Great to right, wearing diadem with fluttering ends and with the horn of Ammon around his ear / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena, wearing robes and helmet, seated to left on throne, holding Nike on her right hand and resting her left elbow on large round shield adorned with a gorgoneion; to left monogram. very fine. Thompson 253; Müller 471.


    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 323 BC). AR tetradrachm (15.98 gm). About VF, countermark, graffito. Late posthumous issue of Perga, dated CY 27 (195/4 BC). Heracles wearing lion-skin, AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; KI in left field, Seleucid anchor countermark in rectangle in outer right field. Price 2941.


    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!


    Koinon of Macedon.
    Pseudo-autonomous issue circa AD 200-300. Bronze Æ
    Obverse: diademed bust of Alexander the great right
    Reverse: horseman galloping (Alexander and Bucephalus)
    25mm., 11,48g. nearly very fine

    Post em if ya got em:pompous:
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  3. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Supporter! Supporter

    Here is my well worn Alexander the Great Alexader the Great OBV.jpg Alexader the Great REV.jpg
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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

  5. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    My favorite Alexander is lifetime and from Babylon:

    27 mm. 17.17 grams.
    Struck 325-323, Price 3650. Sear Greek 6719v.
  6. Erhan

    Erhan Active Member

    I only have one lifetime issue . It is minted in Tarsos with mink mark below the Zeus throne. I won this with a very good price in CNG auction.


    And a drachm:


  7. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III
    AR tetradrachm, 17.18g; Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue, struck under Antipater, c. 325-323 BC.
    Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
    Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOY Zeus enshrined left, throne without back and two leg struts,bright leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, TE monogram lower left, concave field
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  9. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I don't have a tet, and my previously owned AE ATG was sold in AMCC1, but I just got this other AE one delivered yesterday. Lifetime issue from unknown mint in Macedonia (Price 301):
    17mm, 5.3g
  10. Alegandron

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

    Lifetime Alexander - Local Babylon Issue

    Makedon Alexander III - Alexandrine Babylon Di-Shekel Tet 24mm 16.35g LIFETIME 328-311 Baal-Lion (Gamma issued during lifetime)
  11. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Not a lifetime issue, but definitely my favorite Alexander.


    Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (19 mm, 4.33 g)
    Magnesia, circa 301-299 BC
    Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left; monogram of AN above E; below throne, monogram of AY (?). Price 1996
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Oh Boy, Oh Boy, my Alexander's Ragtime Band
    Alexander ragtime band obv.jpg Alexander ragtime band rev.jpg
  13. R*L

    R*L Well-Known Member

    Coincidentally I've just started uploading my Macedonian/Hellenistic coins to my Forum Gallery. A couple of Philip II's and one other Alexander AE to go, but here's the Alexander related coins I've uploaded to date.


    Antigonos I Monophthalmos, 306–301 BC. Abydos Mint, c. 310-301 BC. 17mm., 4.12g. Head of Alexander III assimilated to Herakles right, wearing lionskin, knotted at base of neck / AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, holding eagle in out-stretched hand, and sceptre, MY monogram in left field, ivy leaf beneath chair. References: Price 1527


    Lifetime issue of Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323). Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC. 18mm., 5.6g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. Symbol: *?

    These are outside my area of focus, so I'm not very familiar with the type and don't have references beyond what can be easily found online. If anyone with sharp eyes and a good knowledge of the lifetime AE issue of Alexander can identify the symbol under the club of the last one it would be appreciated! I'm not 100% convinced that it is a star, but that's the closest I've seen so far.
  14. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    A very interesting post about Philipp II by @Alegandron and I quote:

    "I have always enjoyed the History of Philip II of Makedon. Brilliant man for his era, and perhaps one of the more brilliant minds in Ancient History.

    Wonderful book clearly puts Philip II in perspective: without the rebuilding of Makedon into a nation, without him making revolutionary reforms creating the Makedonwn Phalanx, without him developing the Makedonwn Wedge Cavalry, without him capturing and developing the Silver mines to finance, without him to develop an excellent Military Command Staff, Alexander III (the Great) may had never happened. Alexander's brilliance was to EXECUTE his Father's plans to conquer Persia."​

    can be found here:
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  15. R*L

    R*L Well-Known Member

    After spending some quality time at Wildwinds I may have answered my own question - I suspect my Ae example above might be Price 2552;YE monogram in exergue - although it's a bit on the light side.

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  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

    EASTERN EUROPE. AR Tetradrachm.
    Imitating Amphipolis mint issue of Alexander the Great.
  17. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Makedonien – Alexander, Tetradrachme, Herakles Zeus.png
    Alexander III "the Great," Kingdom of Macedonia, Ar tetradrachm, 325–323 BC, Amphipolis mint (under Antipater). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, rooster standing left. 26mm, 17.17g. Ref: Price 79; Troxell 1997, issue E3. Ex CNG, e-auction 376, lot 47; ex Tiberius collection; ex AMCC 1, lot 39.

    Makedonien – Alexander, Drachme.png
    Alexander the Great, Macedonia, drachm, 334–323 BC, Sardes mint. Obv: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, monogram left, club right. 16.5mm, 4.02g. Ref: Price 2550.
  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I agree with @Alegandron-- ATG is a remarkable historical figure but his father deserves more credit!

    AR tetradrachm, 17.14 gm
    late lifetime issue, struck in Aradus c. 324/3 BCE
    Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; I in left field; AP monogram below throne
    Ref: Price 3325
    ex Colosseo Collection

    KINGS OF MACEDON, Philip II. 356-336 BCE
    AR tetradrachm. 24mm, 14.20 gm, 12h
    Pella, 342-336 BCE
    Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
    Rev: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY, youth, holding palm and reins, on horseback right, thunderbolt below, N in exergue
    Ref: Le Rider 222-306. SNG ANS 385-95
    ex Colosseo Collection
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  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    wooden statue part of a chariot Hermitage museum

    P1180357x (2).jpg

    3 life time coins:

    P1180368.JPG P1180363b2klein.jpg P1170657 best.jpg
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  20. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    Here’s my lifetime drachm from CNG. 8CF270DA-455B-4DBA-BD9E-1F3F0509B0BE.jpeg 4E101DC6-5B02-4C9A-8437-9913DB09752E.jpeg 328/5-323 B.C., struck at Lampsakos under Kalas or Demarchos, whoever they were.
  21. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Alexander The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, (336 - 323 B.C.)
    AR Drachm
    O: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
    R: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, X within Ω left, KH under throne.
    Mylasa mint 310-300 B.C.
    Price 2480

    Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
    R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
    Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
    Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.

    Lifetime Issue
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