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The First Alexander Tetradrachm to be Struck in Sidon during the Siege of Tyre
Kings of Macedonia, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sidon
Head of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus left seated on a backless throne, eagle in right hand, scepter held in left hand, Phoenician date (letter Alaph) indicating Year 1 (333/2 BC) beneath throne, indistinct Phoenician letter Sadhe (being the initial of Sidon) in outer left field.
Price 3467a (same dies); Newell Sidon 8, dies I/α.; Le Rider pl. 4, 1 & 2. The first Alexander tetradrachm emission from Sidon mint 333/2 BC from the first Alexander dies used at the mint.

This is amongst the first Alexander coinage struck at Sidon and dated to Year 1 of his Asian reign, being the year in which he defeated the Persian King Darius at the battle of Issos, which was shortly followed by the surrender of Sidon. This coin is from the first Alexander dies to be used at Sidon and would have been struck during Alexander's siege of nearby Tyre probably as part of the funding for the siege effort.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM]
another awesome coin! well done face on Zeus
maridvnvm  [Feb 08, 2012 at 06:08 AM]
Really beautiful. Congrats.
Blaine Z  [Aug 08, 2012 at 09:36 PM]
I am new to ancient coin collecting and am wondering if anyone can give me opinion on an Alenander The Great coin I picked up recently
n.igma  [Dec 10, 2013 at 05:58 AM]
As an historical coin this one must rate close to the first Alexander from Tarsus - brilliant!