Though the first types of these coins to pop up lack anything denoting who the King/ruler they were issued by. The type of coin was popularized for/by/in the time of Alexander The Great. I put the term "Macedonian Shield coins" in parenthesis due to the fact that the style was so popular with the ancients that there are many different types made by other non-Macedonian groups including even non-Greeks such as Judean Prutot and Roman Denarius all the way up to the times of the Roman Emperors (see 4th slide for examples of those 2 new additions to my collection)! Why did the style last for half a millennia? Take a look and you tell me. Now, I've been dedicating a good amount of time putting these together and making sure my identifications are correct. If you see anything in error please let me know as I do plan on continuing tracking all the different types I come by in this manner. All that said, I hope you enjoy the presentation of the coins. One thing not to fail to remember while viewing these, art imitates real life. These coins obverses are miniatures of the shields and their bosses (the decorative and often symbolic center piece of the outside of the shield, often what the strap on the inside for the soldier to grasp was attached to) that the men would utilize while waging war. We may see these as fun images of ancient weaponry. To them it was a reminder of how and what they sacrificed to earn that lump of silver or bronze that we now behold. There are still a bunch of these coins out there that I don't have and I am sure plenty more that I am not aware of. I do ask that you please post any and all examples of these coins that you have. I am trying to compile a list of all known types (even to the point of flyspecking slight differences), that and I do LOVE looking at them!