So many questions about his death: Why would such a young healthy (he was in the prime of his life at 32!) guy die? Was it really from emptying Herakles horn (a large wine drinking vessel)? Was he poisoned? Did he even say, "To the strongest." (A cuneiform tablet from Babylon (323–322 BCE) recording the death of Alexander. Photo taken by a drunk man having his shoulder bumped into by another drunk man during an Earthquake) For those that want to say that was worn down from years of battle. I have to say, he led an active life and had access to the best foods and medicines gold and silver could buy! Same goes for drinking abilities! You don't know what kind of slushy combination of alcohol my liver had been bathing in when I was 32) (Athena and Herakles chillin like villains) The story goes that he was ill for 12 days, which is why many think that poison is not the cause. I am still skeptical. If one of his generals had an in with one of the servants that fed the king, it could have been a slow poisoning. Or, if the first dose of poison wasn't strong enough, we know that only a select few of his generals were at his side. It would have been easy if they were conspiring against the great one to finish off the week but recovering living god. After being asked, by his generals on his deathbed, who was to succeed him. It has been speculated that his voice may have been indistinct and that he may have said "Krateros" (the name of one of his generals), but Krateros was not around, and the others may have chosen to hear "Kratistos" — the strongest. Buuut the romantic in me sure loves the story that has passed down through the ages to us! So, I'll keep on believing that 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 Herakles right, wearing the lion-skin headdress /ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ bow in bow-case above and club, the weapons of Hercules; torch in field below. Hidden countermark on bow case mouth Lysimachos 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. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.25 g, 12 h), probably Seleukeia on the Tigris, after circa 305/4 BC . Bust of Alexander the Great to right, as Dionysos, wearing helmet covered with a panther skin and adorned with a bull's horn and ear, and with a panther's skin tied around his shoulders. Rev. ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ [ΣΕ]ΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike standing to right, placing wreath on trophy; between Nike and trophy, monogram. HGC 9, 35. SC 197. Toned. Very fine. Ex: Nomos Obols 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. 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. 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 Please post all things GREAT especially Alexander!