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24 viewsHead of Herakles. ΚΟΡΚΥΡΑΙΩΝ Prow and name of Prytanis
Corcyra (modern Corfu) under the Romans, c.229-48 BC,
I think the magistrates name is ΦΑΛΑΚΡ[ΟΣ] on mine
Coin #628
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33 views17-19 mm, 2.43 gareich
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28 viewsareich
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31 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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Thrace, Perinthos. Under Roman Rule. Circa 1st-2nd Century AD28 views Æ 24.5mm (8.4 gr gm).
Obv. Laureate head of Herakles left
Rev. PERIN-QIWN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and
sceptre; eagle at feet

Thank you to Akropolis for identification
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Antiochos IX, Kyzikenos24 viewsAE 18, Syria, Antiochos IX, ca. 116-95 B.C. Obv: Head of bearded Herakles facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ ΦΙΛΟ ΠΑΤΡΟΥ around Athena standing left, holding Nike, monogram and aplustre in field. Black patina, gF. Lindgren I, 1867, SC 1250, Hoover HGC 9, 1250 (S).Molinari
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 25 viewsDiademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 243.
Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex- Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921) 2945 (sold for CHF 35).

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.

The emission with the ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta Sampi) mint control mark is the most abundant of the Diodotid issues, representing about 13% of known Diodotid precious metal coins. The same control carries over into the early coinage of Euthydemos, although eventually displaced by the PK control monogram after 208/6 BC when Antiochos III captured Ai Khanoum while Euthydemos remained besieged at Baktra, after which it appears that Baktra/Balkh assumed the role of primary royal mint in Baktria. In is notable that the Archaic Greek letter Sampi forms the bottom of the ΙΔΤ monogram. It is an Archaic Greek form of a double Sigma that persisted in Greek dialects of Asia Minor. Many Greek settlers from Asia Minor migrated to Baktria, including the illustrious ruler Euthydemos from Magnesia in either Lydia, or Ionia. The archaic Greek Sampi possibly traveled to Baktria with the earliest Greek settlers from Asia Minor.
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater89 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
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Lysimachos 36 viewsLysimachos
Drachm Colophon 301-297 b.c

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ;Zeus on throne holding eagle; forepart of lion and torch at left field, pentagram under throne

17.31mm 4.10gm

Price L26 ; Thompson 126
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Macedon,Alexander III. AR tetradrachm33 viewsprice 1679 / Themnos mint /188-170BC
obv: head of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin
rev: Zeus Aetophoros seated l. M l. in field. monograms
above oinoche withen vine tendril,eagle and sceptre
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC181 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.190g

Obv: Bust of Alexander as Herakles r., wearing lion-skin headdress.

Rx: Zeus seated l. on throne; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue, AΛEΧANΔΡOY in r. field; wreath in l. field, ΔΙ beneath throne

References: Price-2949

Mint: Side

ex Harlan J. Berk
7 commentsDino
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
Quant.Geek
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Sardes,Lydia Ae 1511 viewsBMC Lydia p.248,85 / 117-192AD
obv: dia.drp.bust of Zeus Lydios r.
obv: young Herakles std. front head l. resting r.
on club. lion skin on l. arm
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Thermai Himerensis,Sicily. AE 1616 viewsGross 2311 / SNG ANS 190 / 407-406 BC
obv: bust of Hera r. wearing stephane drp.r.
rev: bust of Herakles r. with lion-skin headdress
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Thrace, Lysimachia 309-220 B.C.12 viewsThrace, Lysimachia 309-220 B.C. Ae 17mm. 3.36g. Obv: Head of Herakles right. Rev: ΛYΣIMAXEΩN, Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath. Moushmov 5499.1 BMC 5, SNG Cop 914.ddwau
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56 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.13 g)
Bearded male head right (Herakles?)
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç – (but cf. 213-4, for other bearded males)
2 commentsArdatirion
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28 viewsEGYPT, Herakleopolis
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.25 g)
Herakles-Heryshaf standing left, resting inverted spear on ground; in right hand, Nike flying right, holding wreath
Nike flying left, holding palm frond and wreath
Milne 5335-6; Dattari (Savio) 6540; Köln 3605-6
Ardatirion
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21 viewsEGYPT, Herakleopolis?
PB Tessera (22mm, 5.26 g, 12h)
Bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder; H behind, P before
Artemis standing facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; hound at side
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3497

Ardatirion
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57 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
Glass Tessera (17mm; 2.33 g)
Draped bust of Nike left
Head of Herakles right
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 6555; Köln -
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87 viewsTHESSALY, The Oitaioi. Circa 167-146 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.30 g, 1h)
Herakleia Trachinia mint
Lion’s head left, spear in its jaws
OITAI downward to right, ΩN downward to left, Herakles standing facing, holding club in both hands
Valassiadis 9; BCD Thessaly II 494 (same obverse die)

Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 290), lot 57; Peus 384 (2 November 2005), lot 199; Vinchon (20 May 1959), lot 483; M. Ratto 11 (16 May 1935), lot 239; R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 1023; Naville-Ars Classica V (18 June 1923), lot 1764
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS20 views161 - 180 AD
AE 17.5 mm, 3.02 g
O: Bust right
R: Herakles standing, holding club and lionskin
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA36 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
193 - 211 AD
AE 20 4.19 g
O: IOVLIA DOMNA C
DRAPED BUST RIGHT
R: DIONYCOPOLEITWN; B IN LEFT FIELD
HERACLES HOLDING CLUB AND APPLES OF HESPERIDES
Dionysopolis. Moesia Inferior
Varbanov (Eng.) 474, R4
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA (Dionysopolis)20 views193 - 217 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 3.95 g
O: Laureate, draped bust right
R: Herakles standing facing, head right, resting on club and holding lionskin over arm, B in lower right field.
Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis mint
Varbanov 470; Moushmov 92
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS36 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN / PROC ICTR; bow in exe; Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1309; b) Varbanov (engl.) 2710 corr. (doesn't mention club and bow)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25
d) Voegtli type 4m; Stoll, Herakles 39
Rare
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS17 views193 - 211 AD
AE 28 mm; 14.51 g
O: AYT K Λ CEΠTI CEYHPOC ΠEP Laureate head right.
R: HΓE CT[A BAPBAPOY] ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN Herakles standing right, holding lion's skin and resting on club.
cf Varbanov 1167 var.
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS18 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot; PPOC ICTP and bow in exergue.
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum; AMNG I 1309. Varbanov 2134. Voegtli type 4m. Stoll, Herakles 39. Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25 Very rare
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS12 views193 - 211 AD
AD Assarion 21 mm, 4.14 g
O: Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: Herakles strangling the Nemean lion
Markianopolis, cf Moushmov 397
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS15 views193-211 AD
AE 19 mm, 3.19 g
O: AVK - [CEVHROC] Laureate head right
R:NIKOPOL - I PROC ICT Herakles, standing facing with head left holding club and lion-skin in left arm and patera in outstretched right hand
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1388 (1 ex., Paris); Varbanov (engl.) 2297; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.14.23
Rare type with Herakles holding patera
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS13 views193-211 AD
AE 20 mm, 5.16 g
O:Laureate head right
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion.
Thrace, Anchialus; cf Mouchmov 2838.
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(0198) CARACALLA34 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211 - 217 AD
AE 23.5 mm; 9.35 g
O: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right monogram on shoulder
R:OVΛΠIAC TOΠIPOV, naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock
Thrace, Topiros (Topirus); cf BMC 6; Moushmov 4979
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(0198) CARACALLA27 views198 - 217 AD
struck 201 - 203 AD (under legatus consularis Aurelius Gallus)
AE26 Tetrassarion 25 x 26 mm; 9.92 g
O: AV K M AV ANTΩNINO Laureaet bust of Caracalla draped in paludamentum, right
R: VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛIT Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back (hides the "Apples of the Hesperides"), resting on club set on rock, ΠPOCI beneath
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Hristova/Jekov No.8.18.14.6, not listed in AMNG also not listed in Varbanov. Rare

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(0238) GORDIAN III13 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27.5 mm, 10.22 g
O: Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Serapis
R: Herakles standing facing, nude, holding club, lion's skin and Apples of the Hesperides. T/W in right field; E in left field.
Moesia, Markianopolis; cf Pick 1151; Varbanov 1987
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(0241) TRANQUILLINA29 views(wife of Gordian III)
241 - 244 AD
AE Diassarion 22 mm 4.69 g
O: FOURI TRANKUILLEINA C, draped bust right
R: CMURNAIWN G NEWKORWN, Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos, club, and lion-skin over arm
Ionia, Smyrna
SNG Cop 1401-1403; BMC 447-450.
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*Kings of Macedon. Amyntas III. 389-369 B.C. AE 14 mm38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion-skin.
Rev: Eagle devouring serpent r.
SNG C 557.
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-Chersonesus Thraciae, Lysimachia. AE24 Artemis29 viewsLysimachia, the Thracian Chersonese.
Obv: Bust of young Herakles wearing lion skin
Rev: (ΛΥΣΙΜΑ) - ΧΕΩΝ Artemis r., clad in short chiton, holding with both hands two long torches; behind shoulder, top of bow and quiver.
BMC 2. Mushmov 5512
ancientone
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03. Alexander the Great.129 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.14.16, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ITPO, Herakles standing right, #1109 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.14.16, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ITPO, Herakles standing right, #1
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛI-T-ΠPOC-ITPO, Herakles resting with right hand on club, holding patera in outstreched left hand.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-18,4mm, weight: 2,68g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.14.16, p-87, PB-1388, HM-1015,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.14.14.28., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, Herakles right, #187 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.14.14.28., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, Herakles right, #1
avers: AVK Λ CЄBHPOC, Laureate head right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, Bearded head of Herakles right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D.,
ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HrHJ (2012) 08.14.14.28., P.B. 1358, H.M. 928,
Q-001
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05. Philip III.81 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
Callimachus
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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
Callimachus
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07. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.30 viewsTetradrachm, ca 315 - 310 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Boeotian shield at left, Σ. between the rungs of the throne.
17.24 gm., 26 mm.
P. #250; PROa #135.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Thereafter his son Kassander ruled until 297 BC, eventually taking the title of King in 305 BC. He was notorious for his cruelty, and in 311 BC he killed Alexander's widow and her young son. The silver coinage of Kassander's reign was all issued in the name of Alexander.
Callimachus
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075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,60 views075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,
avers: - Μ-ΟΤΑΚΙΛ-CΕΟΥHΡΑ,
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKORΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 4,26 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: B.C., ref: SNG Aulock 2232 (same obv. die), same obvers are Gordian III, SNG vA 2230 or BMC 445,
Q-001
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.41 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
Callimachus
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.113 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,112 views092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
Q-001
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1. Alexander the Great, Silver Drachm123 views336-323 BC
Obv. Herakles head right
Rev. Zeus seated left
Zam
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
Callimachus
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11. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 280 - 275 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Triton at left.
16.95 gm., 29 mm.
P. #527.

Following the overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes by Lysimachos in 288 BC, there was a period of about a dozen years where no ruler was able to establish himself for any length of time in Macedonia. In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas achieved a victory over Gallic invaders in Thrace, and that enabled him to claim his father's throne. He ruled until 239 BC and the Macedonian kingdom prospered during his reign.
This coin was issued about the time Antigonos became king and established his own coinage. The decade 280 - 270 BC was a troubled one for the area due to the Gallic invasions (279 - 276 BC), and coins in the name of Alexander the Great from this decade are not common.
Callimachus
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12. Callatis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 225 BC, Callatis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. K at left, NAY under throne.
16.61 gm., 30 mm.
P. #943.

On the tag that came with this coin is the inscription "6 / Sept / 44 Bulgaria." The Soviet occupation of Bulgaria began on Sept. 9, 1944. It would be interesting to know the story behind that inscription as it applies to this coin...
Callimachus
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13. Phaselis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.22 viewsTetradrachm, 206 / 05 BC, Phaselis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΙΓ and Φ at left.
16.59 gm., 30 mm.
P. #2853.

The letters ΙΓ are a date: year 13. The dated coinage of Phaselis runs from year 1 through year 33. The coinage of Phaselis came to an end in 186 BC when the Treaty of Apamea gave Rhodes control over Lycia. That makes year 13 correspond to 206 / 205 BC. See pages 346 - 49 of Price, vol. I.
Callimachus
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14. Rhodes: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.16 viewsTetradrachm, ca 201 - 190 BC, Rhodes mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑΜΑΤΡΙΟΣ and rosebud at left, ΡΟ under throne.
16.89 gm., 32 mm.
P. #2521; M. #1162.

In 202 - 201 BC, Philip V of Macedon was threatening the cities of Asia Minor. Pergamum and Rhodes were political and military rivals, but they were allies against this common aggressor. Each city struck coins of the Alexander type so that the fleet and army assembled in this alliance could be paid in a common currency. By 190 BC old animosities reemerged and the joint coinage ended.
Callimachus
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15. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.32 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 175 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Corinthian helmet at left.
16.66 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1013.
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.65 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
Callimachus
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17. Temnos: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Temnos mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ&Upsilon / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Two monograms, vine branch, and vase at left.
16.25 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1686; M. #958.
Callimachus
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18. Kyme: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.45 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Kyme mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. A one-handled jug in wreath at left, ΑΘΗΝΙΚΩΝ in exergue.
16.71 gm., 37 mm.
P. #1642; M. #950.

The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this coin.
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19. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.23 viewsTetradrachm, ca 175 - 125 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑ and Corinthian helmet to left, monogram under throne.
16.57 gm., 30 mm.
P. #1055; M. #472.
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20. Odessus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.44 viewsTetradrachm, ca 125 - 70 BC, Odessus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΘΕ at left, monogram under throne.
16.36 gm., 34 mm.
P. #1181; M. #419.
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22. Celtic Alexander Tetradrachm (?)42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 2'nd century BC, Danube region.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Tripod at left.
17.25 gm., 28 mm.

In researching this coin, I found five coins which are from the same pair of dies as this one. These are the only examples of this type (tripod on reverse) that I've been able to find.

1. Palladium sale #10 (Nov. 1995), attributed to the mint at Pella and catalogued as Muller #146.

2. Palladium sale #11 (April 1996), described as "unlisted in Price, and apparently unknown before a recent hoard find. Variant of Price 633."

3. CNG sale #54, lot 99, described as a Celtic imitation of Alexander's coinage from the Danube region, ca 2'nd century BC. c.f. Goble, OTA, 566. This is the coin pictured above.

4. CNG sale #72, lot 13, described as "Celtic, Lower Danube, uncertain tribe, early 3'rd century BC . . . . Unpublished in the standard references . . . . By virtue of its style, fabric, and weight, this Alexander imitation is certainly an early issue, probably struck during the first decades of the third century BC."

5. Harlan J Berk 156th Buy or Bid Sale (Oct. 2007), lot 75, described as "Possibly unpublished . . . Somewhat unusual style on the obverse."

Five coins from the same pair or dies, five different attributions. I will agree, though, with the last statement of coin #4 above, that this appears to be an early issue. This coin is on a thick flan resembling coins minted during Alexander's lifetime and immediately thereafter and is made from good silver. There is something a bit barbaric about the style of this coin, although there are genuine Alexander coins listed and pictured in Martin J. Price's book which are more barbaric than this one. An interesting coin.
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221-179 BC Philip V32 viewsPhilip V AE 21

Obverse:Bearded head of Herakles wearing lion skin.
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Harpa in oak-wreath;monograms above and below

20.86mm 8.69gm

SNG COP 1261
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24. Seleukos I.98 viewsTetradrachm, ca 305 - 304 BC, Seleuceia ad Tigram mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram at left, ΔΙ under throne.
16.93 gm., 26 mm.
Houghton #941; ESM #4; BMC 4.1, 5.

In Eastern Seleucid Mints, E.T. Newell has this coin in Series 1, Group A. He suggests a date of 305 - 304 BC. Martin J. Price lists a coin in the name of Alexander the Great (#3784) with the exact same monograms. He suggests a date of ca 295 BC for the coin, but admits the whole attribution is very tentative.
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2428 LYDIA, Maeonia, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2428; BMC Lydia pg 127 3; SNG von Aulock 3008; SNG München 299; SNG Tübingen 3718.

Obv.
Laureate head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck.

Rev: MAIONΩN.
Bow in bow-case and club, bee in field below.

3.5 gr
14 mm
7h
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277-239 BC25 viewsAntigonos Gonatas Bronze AE17

Obverse:Head of Herakles right
Reverse:Horseman right;B A F up and right ,monogram of antigonos below.

17.50mm 3.31gm

SNG Cop 1216
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312-280 BC39 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
Tetradrachm Ecbatana mint

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ;monogram,anchor and forepart of horse grazing left throne; monogram under throne.

28.00mm 16.74gm

SC 204-4, SEAR 6829var
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsMacedonia Kassander
Bronze AE 17
Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:KASSANDROY,above and below lion seated right

17.73mm 3.36gm

SEAR 6753 SNG COP 1140
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsKassander Bronze
AE21

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:KASSANDROY; monogram below horseman advancing right.

21.26mm 5.92gm

SEAR 6754
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319-297 BC Kassander20 viewsKassander AE Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:KASSANDPOY; horseman advancing right,monogram below.

19.11mm 5.70gm

SEAR 6754
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319-310 BC Philip III 25 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY ;Zeus on throne;Lyre left throne

17.20mm 4.02gm

Price P 43a
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323-317 BC Philip III 39 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.93mm 17.00 g
PRICE P 181b
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323-317 BC Philip III 39 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
AE 1/4 Unit Salamis Cyprus 323-317 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin right
Reverse:Bow at bow case and club;ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ at canter;caduceus above

1.27gm 10.95mm

Price P131; rare
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323-317 BC Philip III 36 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY BASILEOS;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.24mm 17.12gm

Price P181b
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323-317 BC Philip III16 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne;ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Monogram at left field

17.57mm 4.17gm


PRICE P 46c
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323-317 BC Philip III Aridaios 15 viewsPhilip III Aridaios
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne;FILIPPOY;Monogram at left field

16.41mm 4.03g
PRICE P 46c
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324-323 BC, Alexander the great, AR Didrachm 18mm 8.18 g 3h94 viewsBabylon mint,head of Herakles right,wearing lion skin.Rev Zeus Aetophoros seated left,M in left field,.Struck under Stamenes or Archon circa 324/3 BC very rare.
From the last issue of Alexanders lifetime coinage in the city where he died,contemporary with his dekadrachm issue.
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336-323 BC - Alexander (III) The Great - Club, Bow and Case Reverse51 viewsKing: Alexander (III) The Great (r. 336-323 BC)
Date: 336 - about 300 BC?
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Head of Herakles right

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY between club above and bow and case below.
Alexander

Unknown mint
3.70g; 17.8mm; 30°
Pep
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34. Baktria: Euthydemos II.91 viewsTetradrachm, ca 190-170 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Euthydemos II.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ / Herakles standing, holding wreath, club, and lion's skin. PK monogram at left.
16.90 gm., 30 cm.
Sear #7536; Bepearachchi Serie 1C.
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359-336 BC Philip II 21 viewsPhilip II
Bronze AE Quarter Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles left wearing lions skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY; up and down of thunderbolt

10.88mm 1.79gm

SNG Alpha Bank 412, SNG ANS 994 , SNG COP 621
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359-336 BC Philip II30 viewsMacedonian KIngdom Philip II 359-336 b.c
AE Quarter Unit
Obverse:Head of Herakles right
Reverse:FILIPPOY up and down of club

10.79mm 1.35gm

SNG COP 620
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359-336 BC Philip II27 viewsPhilip II
Bronze AE Quarter Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY up and down of club;M below

10.00mm 1.30gm


SNG Cop 620, SNG Alpha bank 446
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359-336 BC Philip II26 viewsPhilip II

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY;Club at center,M below

11.10mm 1.04gm

SNG Cop 618
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359-336 BC Philip II20 viewsPhilip II

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Club at center,M below

11.87mm 1.07gm

SNG Cop 618
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389-369 BC 45 viewsAmyntas III
AE15

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΑΜΥΝΤΑ; Eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

15.70mm 3.63gm

Sear 1512
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393-369 BC Amyntas III45 viewsAmyntas III
AR Diobol

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Eagle standing left, head turned

9.32mm 1.27gm

SNG Cop 515
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405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron11 viewsAkragas, Sicily, 405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron, Calciati I p. 197, 92; for undertype: Calciati I pg. 176, 42, F, countermark Fine, 20.660g, 27.5mm, obverse large round countermark of young head of Herakles; obscured undertype: eagle grasping fish; reverse, crab. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC34 viewsBronze Æ18, 18.7mm, 3.85g, VF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / [BA]ΣIΛEΩΣ [Π]POYΣIOY Herakles standing left, naked, holding club and lion's skin. Medium green patina as shown, and coin looks great in-hand.
Ex: Tom Vossen
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #6; SNG Cop 631; SNG von Aulock 258
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC52 viewsBronze Æ18, 16.6mm, 3.99g, gF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ΠPOYΣ[IOY] Herakles naked left holding club and lion's skin. Dark brown patina: photo greatly lightened.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Lodge Antiquities
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #7
Lawrence Woolslayer
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90. Koinon of Macedonia.24 viewsAE 25, ca mid 3'rd century AD, Beroea.
Obverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩ / Horseman galloping right, holding spear, mantle waving behind.
12.72 gm., 25 mm.
Moushmov #7223.

Minted some 550+ years after his death, The portrait of Alexander on this coin was obviously copied from Alexander's own coinage.
Callimachus
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adraaspijk0132 viewsElagabalus
Adraa

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Herakles nude, seated left on rocks.
16 mm, 4.08 gms

Spijkerman 13
Charles M
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AE 16, Herakles Hoplophylax right/ CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left7 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 2nd Century A.D. Bronze AE 16, BMC Ionia p. 260, 207; SNG Cop 1261, VF, weight 2.407g, maximum diameter 15.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse ΟΠΛΟΦΥΛΑZ, bearded head of Herakles Hoplophylax right, lion-skin knotted around neck; reverse CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left, holding reed, left elbow on vase from which stream flow, within which two fishes right; Although there was great disagreement in the ancient world about the identity of Homer's parents, the residents of Smyrna believed that Homer was the son of Meles, the river flowing through their city, and the nymph Kritheïs. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE10; Head of young Herakles/ “ΠΕΡ”, head of Athena13 viewsPergamon, Mysia, c. 300 B.C. Bronze AE 10, SGCV II 3958, BMC Mysia p. 112, 22, VF, Pergamon mint, 0.834g, 9.8mm, 0o, c. 300 B.C.; obverse head of young Herakles right wearing lion's head; reverse “ΠΕΡ”, head of Athena right in crested helmet. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Aeolis, Temnos34 viewsAR Tetradrachm (38mm, 16.86g)
c. 188-170 BC
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms above knee; oinochoe beneath vine tendril at feet
Salaethus
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Aeolis, Temnos: Magistrates Echenikos and Geitas (ca. 150-143 BCE) AR Tetradrachm (Price 1690)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, EXENI/KOΣ in two lines above oinochoe within vine tendril; ΓEI/TAΣ in two lines below throne
Quant.Geek
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Agathokles * Lion and Club, Period II - 317-289 BC. Æ 22123 views
Agathokles * Lion and Club, Period II * Æ 22.

Obv: Portrait head of Agathokles, hair bound with tainia, right-facing.
Rev: Male lion running right, olive branch club above.

Exergue: Γ (or ligate Γ and T)

Mint: Syracuse
Struck: 310-304 BC.

Size: 22.64 x 20.93 mm.
Weight: 8.21 grams
Die axis: Near 180°

Condition: Beautiful coin, much nicer than photo. Exquisite olive-gold patina. Well-centered and moderately forceful strike. Although the dealer addressed an "area of weak strike" on the reverse, I don't see it, unless it be the area of the exergue, though this looks more like wear to me. In all, a truly lovely coin.

Refs:*
Calciati II, S. 291, Em. 151.

Most descriptions I've seen of this coin-type, identify the obverse head as (the juvenile) Herakles. I stick with my conventional sensibilities, unable to see this beardless and 'realistic' portrait as such, but rather regard it as depicting Agathokles himself.

Ex-Harlan J. Berk.
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Aitolian League 7 viewsAitolian League Æ20. Circa 205-150 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Herakles to front holding club and lion’s skin. Tsangari, cf. 1446. 6.23,ecoli
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Akarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), Leukas, 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 33 viewsHead of Herakles right.
Head of man-faced bull, the river-god Acheloos right, trident above, letter A behind.

BCD Akarnania 35 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 422; BMC 169, 16; Sear 2313. Leukas mint.

(23 mm, 7.14 g, 8h).
Classical Numismatic Group, January 2008; ex-BCD Collection: Munz & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH Auction 23, 18 October 2007, 5.
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AKARNANIA, FEDERAL COINAGE AE2022 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion's skin headdress
REVERSE: Head of the river god Archelous r.; monogram behind
Struck at Leukas 200-167 BC
4.6g, 20 mm
BCD Akarnania 33.5
Legatus
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Akarnania, Leukas. AE23 Federal Coinage. 148 viewsAkarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 - Leukas Head of Herakles right / Bearded head of river-god Acheloos right, trident above, letter A behind. BCD Akarnania 35; SNG Copenhagen 422; BMC 169, 16ancientone
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Akarnania, Leukas. Federal Coinage. Herakles/Acheloos77 viewsAkarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 - Leukas Head of Herakles right / Bearded head of river-god Acheloos right, trident above, APK monogram behind. BCD Akarnania 34; BMC 169, 16var.; Imhoof Blumer, A. 17, 5 var.ancientone
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Akrasos; AE14; Herakles/ Lion48 viewsAkrasos, Lydia; AE 1.5g, 14mm; Obv: Bust of Herakles right, Rev: AKRASITWN, Lion rightPodiceps
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Alexander I Balas, Apollo examining arrow; AE 1813 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, 150 - 145 B.C. Bronze AE 18, Houghton and Lorber 1805(1), SNG Spaer 1449, Apamea on the Orontes mint, 4.699g, 18.5mm, 0o, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing lion scalp headdress; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Apollo standing left, examining arrow in right, resting left on grounded bow, palm frond outer left, o“Δ”E monogram right. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander I, Balas40 viewsAE 20, aVF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2)Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas33 viewsAE 20, gF/VF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2)Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas40 viewsAE 20, aVF/VF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2).Molinari
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Alexander III61 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lions skin / ALEXANDROU, bow case above, club of Herakles below.Tkonnova
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Alexander III31 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 BC
Bronze Hemitetartemorio Cyprus

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles,wearing lions skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ

10.88mm 1.45gm



PRICE bronze
maik
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Alexander III57 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across field;above club; bow in cases ; down Π

17.33mm 6.76gm

PRICE 311 ;SEAR 6739 ;(Drama hoard)
maik
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Alexander III45 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 BC
Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ;A below

16.52mm 6.04gm

Price 332
maik
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Alexander III 88 viewsAlexander the Great 328-320 b.c
Tetradrachm
ARADOS

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ALEXANDROU BASILEOS;caduceus left throne,AP under

26.95mm 16.81g
PRICE:3332

Why it is here?I don't like it

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
1 commentsmaik
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Alexander III38 viewsAlexander the Great
Cast fake Tetradrachm

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle; ALEXANDROY BASILEOS;symbol under and left throne

26.03mm 13.80gm (Under weight) and very soft metal

MODERN CAST FAKE

I bought it as is 24$ at ebay from fake listed seller
maik
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Alexander III26 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 BC
Amathus Cyprus 325-323 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Eagle flying left below

15.41mm 5.08gm

Price 3090, Tziampazis 39/12
maik
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Alexander III28 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 336 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;Β-Α at center

17.28mm 5.17gm
maik
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Alexander III23 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 336 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club; B-A at center

17.00mm 4.84gm
maik
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Alexander III31 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 325-310 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;B-A at center;Ivy leaf? at lower field

17.40mm 5.24gm

Price 383


maik
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Alexander III24 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 325-310 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club; B-A at center; Thunderbolt in lower field

17.72mm 4.99gm

Price 376e
maik
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Alexander III28 viewsAlexander the great
AE 18 After 336 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;B-A at center

17.98mm 6.31gm
maik
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Alexander III35 viewsAlexander the great
AE 17 336-323 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Δ in upper field;ivy lief? below

16.70mm 6.00gm

Price 283b
maik
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Alexander III35 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
Bronze Macedonia 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:Bow in bow-case,club;ALEXANDROU at center;PI in upper field

16.73mm 5.75gm

Price 310 (Drama hoard) ; Sear 6739
maik
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Alexander III555 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne. 17.1 g.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!


Most lifetime issues of Alexander the Great were usualy bulky/thick, which did not alow for the entire design of the die to imprint on the coin. IMO looked better then the wide thin flan. (edit: though this one is Struck under Kassander)

The coin was hand stuck with a die/avil. Dies were usually made of Bronze because it was sofeter and easier to work with then iron, (though some were made of iron as well) then the was anealed to make it stronger and less brittle.

The planchets were made by pouring molten metal into a mold and saved until needed. When it was ready to be used, they heated it just below melting point and placed it between the dies and the punch die was struck with a hammer.


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"Building upon his father's success in Greece, Alexander III (Alexander the Great, reigned 336-323 BC) set about the conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. By the time of his death at the age of 31, he ruled most of the known world from Greece to Afghanistan. Initially Alexander continued to mint Philip's gold and silver coins. Soon, however, the need for a silver coinage that could be widely used in Greece caused him to begin a new coinage on the Athenian weight-standard. His new silver coins, with the head of Herakles on one side and a seated figure of Zeus on the other, also became one of the staple coinages of the Greek world. They were widely imitated within the empire he had forged."

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"......Alexander seems to have liked Amphipolis, because one of his last plans was to spend no less than 315 ton silver for a splendid new temple in the city that was to be dedicated to Artemis Tauropolus. It was never built, but after Alexander's death on 11 June 323 in Babylon, his wife queen Roxane settled in Amphipolis, which appears to have become one of the residences of the Macedonian royals. In 179, king Philip V died in the town."


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Amphipolis , ancient city of Macedonia, on the Strymon (Struma) River near the sea and NE of later Thessaloníki. The place was known as Ennea Hodoi [nine ways] before it was settled and was of interest because of the gold and silver and timber of Mt. Pangaeus (Pangaion), to which it gave access. Athenian colonists were driven out (c.464 BC) by Thracians, but a colony was established in 437 BC Amphipolis became one of the major Greek cities on the N Aegean. This colony was captured by Sparta, and Brasidas and Cleon were both killed in a battle there in 422 BC After it was returned to Athens in 421 BC, it actually had virtual independence until captured (357 BC) by Philip II of Macedon. He had promised to restore it to Athens, and his retention of Amphipolis was a major cause of the war with Athens. In 148 BC it became the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia. Paul, Silas, and Timothy passed through Amphipolis (Acts 17.1). Nearby is the modern Greek village of Amfípolis."

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"A quick look at the WildWinds database( http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/alexander_III/t.html ) indicates that the style and monograms are consistent with an Amphipolis issue, with perhaps a little less care than usual in the engraving of the reverse. The closest I could locate with a quick look is Price 133 (variant), although yours appears to have a shield rather than dolphin in the left field reverse."
16 commentsrandy h2
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Alexander III40 viewsAlexander the Great
Amphipolis 336 BC 1/2 Unit

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Eagle standing right on thunderbolt;A at left

3.59gm 16mm

Price 160
maik
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Alexander III154 viewsNew photo.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-40517


Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Alexander III21 views17 mm e 5,2 g.
Herakles head in lionskin headdress
ALEXANDROU,
bow and bowcase above, club and sideways.
1 commentsxokleng
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Alexander III12 viewsAR Obol (8mm, 0.48 g, 11h). ‘Babylon’ mint. Struck circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; uncertain letter in left field, monogram below throne. Cf. Price 3606.TLP
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Alexander III11 viewsAlexander III AR drachm.
Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress /
Zeus seated left with eagle & sceptre.
xokleng
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Alexander III 'The Great'38 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Alexander III 'The Great' (336-323 BCE)
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.75g)
Amphipolis mint c. 336-323 BCE
Lifetime issue

O: Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; dolphin in left field

Price 73; Müller 539
Salaethus
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1820 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. 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. YE monogram in exergue

References: Price 2552

AADP
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1924 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

19mm., 3.99g.

Macedonian shield with head of Herakles ornamenting boss facing three-quarters right in centre, five double crescent-like ornaments around

B - A (BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY) flanking. Macedonian officer's helmet facing with ear flaps and crest from side to side; grain-ear

References: SNG Alpha Bank 849 (?); Price 2806 (?)

AAES
RL
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Alexander III 'The Great', Price 2800, 323-310 BC, Western Asia Minor5 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion skin headdress. Quiver, bow, and club, torch below.

BASILEWS
King
Jonathan N
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Alexander III "The Great" 29 viewsLIFETIME ISSUE
Macedonian Empire
AR-Drachm;Abydus Mint; 328-323 BC
Obv: Head of young Herakles facing right,wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ at right;-Zeus enthroned,Legs apart,Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter,
Pegasus forepart in field left, ΑΞ monogram below throne.
Size:17mm;4.15gms
Ref: Price 1502
2 commentsbrian l
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Alexander III "the Great"57 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Macedonian Kingdom, AR Drachm, 337 to 323 BC.79 views
Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Silver drachm

Obv: Head of Alexander in guise of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right-facing.
Rev: Zeus enthroned, nude to waste, left-facing, holding and gazing at eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left hand; monogram TI before the god, below the eagle - second eagle below the monogram(?): [A]LEXANDROY down-vertical in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Sardis
Struck: 310-301 BC. (Posthumous issue)

Size: 14.9 x 15.9 mm.
Weight: 4.27 grams.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear, lustrous with subtle but distinctive toning. Nicely centered, well struck with excellent images, legend and monogram, in fine relief.

Refs:*
Müller 186.
Reference: Price - 2617
Tiathena
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Alexander III ("The Great")33 viewsAlexander III. 325-310 AD. Macedonian mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Club above bowcase. BA in centre with thunderbolt between the letters. Britanikus
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Alexander III (359-336). AR Drachm, Miletos c. 325-323.10 views Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin / Zeus Atophoros seated l.; thunderbolt in l. field, monogram below throne. Price 2088. Britanikus
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Alexander III , Price 3229-S49 views'Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Myriandros mint. Struck 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter; BAI monogram left, MI monogram under throne. Müller 1302. Price 3229.


jdholds
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Alexander III - AR drachm14 viewsmint ?
323-200 BC ?
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
AΛEΞANΔPOY
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
probably same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-10207
ex Sol numismatic
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR obol4 viewsuncertain mint
325-300? BC
head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
AΛEΞANΔPOY
ex araich
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm12 viewsunder Stamenes or Archon
Babylon
324-323 BC
head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; kerykeion in left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(HΦΛ) / M
Price 3627
ex Künker

After Mazaeus died in 328 B.C., Alexander appointed Stamenes as satrap of Babylon. Little is known about him, other than he probably died of natural causes around 323 B.C. when Archon of Pella replaced him. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds."
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm9 viewsstruck under Antipater
Amphipolis
c. 325 - 323/322 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; cock left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 79; Troxell, Studies, Issue E3
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - Philip III74 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram below throne

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
Salaethus
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Alexander III - Tarsos79 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress
Rev: ALEXANDROU between club above, quiver and bow below. No symbols
Size: 17 mm, 5,47 g
Mint: Tarsos, 323-317 BC
Ref: Likely Price 3056
Notes: Discussion on this coin at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=91693.msg569052#new
2 commentsickster
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Alexander III - tetradrachm, Amphipolis48 viewsAlexander III "the Great", AR tetradrachm, struck under Kassander, Philip IV or Alexander (son of Kassander), 315-294 BC, 17.15 g; Obv: head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; Rev: ALEXANDROY;, Zeus Atephoros seated left, holding sceptre and eagle; in left field, Lambda above torch, below throne, M above star.
Price 481
Bartosz Awianowicz
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Alexander III 336 - 323 B.C.20 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, the Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Ae 11.7~12.1mm. 1.67g. Obv: Herakles head in lionskin headdress. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOY, bow and bowcase above, club and monogram below.ddwau
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Alexander III AR Drachm 118 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

AΛEΞANΔPOY in right field, Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; double-head (bipennis) axe beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes ca. 300-294 BC at Ionia, Miletos Mint.

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
2 commentsJay GT4
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ALEXANDER III AR Drachm Price 1505, Zeus46 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress
REV: ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Forepart of Pegasos left in left field, X on W monogram beneath throne.


Minted at Abydos, 325-323 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Drachm, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. 25 views14x15 mm , 3,3 g
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. _e23sold
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III AR Drachm, Teos Mint, 310-301 BC40 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus seated left with right knee raised, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left. ALEXANDROU written vertically to right of sceptre. Monograms HDelta in left field below eagle and O looped inside the letter PI below the throne.

Price 2290 (courtesy lloyd T and altamura). The mintmark below the throne also bears some similarity to Price 2292 in which the "o" is fully separate from the PI. Added to the Wildwinds database.

diam 17 mm, wt 4.00 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III AR Hemiobol25 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great' AR Hemiobol. Uncertain Eastern mint, circa 325-300 BC. 0.56g, 9mm
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
R: Bow, quiver and club; monogram in field.
- Cf. Price 4013-4014.
Nemonater
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm68 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, monogram and aplustre; beneath throne, amphora; in right field, inscription ALEXANDROU.
Mint: Amphipolis
Date: 315 - 294 BC
Weight: 17.00g
Ref: Price 4680
1 commentsoa
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 14 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. Uncertain Greek mint.
Struck 310-275 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin
/ Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter. Coin #609
cars100
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Alexander III Drachm94 viewsOBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress.
REV: "ALEXANDROU", Zeus enthroned left, eagle in
extended right, scepter in left, "MU" monogram
within wreath left, head wearing Phrygian hat
below throne.

Price 1565
posthumous, c. 310 - 297 B.C.
4.24gm 17.1mm

7 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III Drachm 336-323bc153 viewsAlexander III Drachm 336-323bc - Obv. Head of young Herakles in lion skin, right. Rev. Zeus on throne holding scepter and eagle, in left field forepart of Pegasus. 18mm 4.1gm
Lampsacus Mint
4 commentsAdrian S
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Alexander III Hemiobol24 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress,

AΛEΞANΔPOY, Club and bow in case.

Help required with reference.
Will Hooton
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Alexander III Hemiobol27 viewsead of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress,

AΛEΞANΔPOY, Club and bow in case.

Help required with reference.
Will Hooton
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC56 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
4 commentsHydro
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Alexander III of Macedon AE18 336-323 BC50 viewsAlexander III bronze unit, 4.8 gms.
OBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Bow and quiver above and left-facing club below. ALEXANDROY in between.
EXERGUE: Delta in field above the quiver and bow. Below the club is a a trident. Both marks are weak and partially obscured.
Price 280 ( courtesy, Reid Goldsborough)
2 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC64 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

The style of the coin strongly suggests the Ake mint (possibly Price 3301 or similar) with bellcovers on the throne legs and the slanted footstool on which Zeus rests his feet. The posture and arrangement of his robes also was typical of Ake tetradrachmae in the decade following Alexander's death in 323 BC. The weight of Ake tetradrachms is almost uniformly 17.1 gm ( Newell: The Dated Alexander Coinage of Sidon and Ake) corresponding exactly to this coin.

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC40 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC19 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Arados -- 328-323 BC23 views16.03 g, 26 mm, 90°
Arados Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 3325

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC25 views16.95 g, 30 mm, 100°
Phocis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 834; Muller 750

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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A nice coin, but a past owner was way too harsh in chemically cleaning this. On the obverse, the lower jaw of the lion and Herakle's cheek contains a thin line of what I believe to be black chemical burn.
Hydro
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Alexander III Price 300054 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
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Alexander III Silver Drachm56 viewsAlexander III King of Macedon
Silver drachm 4.3 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Zeus on throne _7500 sold

Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 328-320 BC, Arados Mint. Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle, S in left field, AR monogram beneath throne. SOLD
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Alexander III Tetradrachm50 viewsPosthumous issue of Amphipolis mint 316-305 bc, Zeus / Herakles, 17.06 gram1 commentsAdrian S
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Mint41 viewsTetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon known as "the great". This is posthumous issue from the mint of Amphipolis in Macedonia, minted 316 - 305 B.C. The obverse shows Alexander as Herakles wearing a lion skin. The reverse shows Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and eagle with a crescent moon in the left field and the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ ΔΡΟΥ aroundsimmurray
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Pella Mint40 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress.
REV: ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left
hand; Phrygian helmet in left field with crossed palm branches
above, monogram under throne, and exergue.
Price 629; Müller 233. ANACS # 4684706
ca. 275-270 B.C.
Pella Mint
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299365 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299979 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

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Alexander III The Great526 viewsAlexander III The Great Silver Tetradrachm
Macedonia
Amphipolis mint 323-315 B.C.
24mm, 16.72g, 180o
ob: Herakles draped in Nemean Lion skin
rev: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left and eagle in right. L above bucranium, E under throne. ALEXAN∆POY
Price 432; Ehrhardt 18
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Alexander III the Great315 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardes Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)77 viewsAR drachm, (4,14 g. - 17-18 mm)
Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC.
under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1551. _17988 sold
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323) AR drachm. Sardes mint. Struck circa 322-319/8 BC. 45 views(3,99 g. - 16-17 mm) Price 2617; ADM I 258 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, TI above eagle standing left. _6992 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III the Great - Drachm - Colophon, Lydia59 viewsDate: 310-301 BC (posthumous)
Size: 16 mm
Weight: 4.3 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs crossed, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; crescent in left field, N below throne
Price 1798
Viriathus
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Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon42 viewsDate: 336-323 BC (lifetime)
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 17.2 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; club and monogram in left field
Price 70
Viriathus
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. 13 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, >E above.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 5,35 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Muller 1709; Price 316
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.5 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, Π above.

Diameter: 18 mm. / Weight: 6,59 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Price 310; Muller 1702; SNG Cop 1042; cf Sear 6739.
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.11 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, dolphin left below.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 6,07 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Mueller 541, SNG Cop. 1057. Price 323
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Alexander III the Great Bronze Coin (336 B.C. - 323 B.C) four chalkoi (hemiobol)5 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver and bow below.
Mint: Macedon.
Reference: Price 269.
Weight: 4,85g (four chalkoi (hemiobol))
Size: 17mm
Pavlos
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Alexander III The Great Lifetime Issue Drachm ! Signed by the artist 123 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.




Silver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.


Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.


*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

**This coin is considered as Best of The Type :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-108526


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, 323-319 BC.8 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III the Great, 336-323 B.C., Silver Drachm25 viewsAlexander III the Great, 336-323 B.C., Silver Drachm, Kolophon. Head of Herakles / Zeus.1 commentsmjabrial
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, Circa 336-323 BC.15 viewsBronze; Uncertain macedonian mint. Struck c.325-310 B.C.
6,48 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing a lion's skin headdress.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ; quiver and bow below, club above, branch left in exergue.
Price 310. _1016
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III The Great, drachm; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, Price 195933 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1959, SNG Cop 965, VF/F, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 3.889g, 17.0mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 319 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ALEXANDROU”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, “PA” monogram right, AT monogram under throne, B outer right (off-flan). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III the Great, Lifetime issue83 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, 19mm
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow inside case below
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue105 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2553, VF, 4.297g, 16.4mm, 0o, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue; Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne. Ex FORVM.

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Miletos mint89 viewsBronze AE 1/4 Unit, Price 2102Ab, weight 1.1g, max. diameter 11.65 mm, Miletos mint, Posthumous issue c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obv. Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟ[Υ], bow in case above, club and stalk of grain below. Dark brown and green patina with some earthen residue. Appears to have little or no wear! (much better in hand) Very scarce denomination from this mint.1 commentsSteve E
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit41 viewsFouree silver plated didrachm, cf. Price 3603 (official, Babylon mint, 325 -323 B.C., very rare), F, plating breaks, 4.936g, 17.2mm, 270o, obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXAND[POY], Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle and scepter; M in left field, monogram below throneCaffaro
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies) 168 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)96 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Old coin - new photo.

Click to zoom.
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)53 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Updated image using new photography setup.
maridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.32 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Possible Lifetime Issue104 viewsThis is the same coin in my collection, different picture, as the Alexander tetradrachm listed as [300mem].

Silver tetradrachm, Price 3971, VF, 16.081g, 26.1mm, 0o, Egypt, Memphis mint, c. 332 - 323 or 323 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, legs crossed, eagle in right, scepter in left, rose left, DI-O under throne. Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou. Ex FORVM, "The Memphis issues are among the finest style Alexander coins. Experts disagree on the date of this issue. Some identify it as a lifetime issue and others as a posthumous issue (Joseph Sermarini).

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsJames Fitzgerald
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Alexander III the Great, Silver Hemiobol, Arados, Phoenicia31 viewsSilver Hemiobol of Alexander III the Great, Arados, Phoenicia mint, 9mm, 336 - 323 B.C.
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Σ left

Very nice for a coin the size of a pencil eraser!
1 commentsDk0311USMC
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ALEXANDER III THE GREATm 323-319 BC.6 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III ‘the Great’23 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.21 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter; Monogram, crescent at left; monogram under throne; Blundered AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right

Barbarous Imitation
Jaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’45 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.19 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter; star in left field, spearhead in right field, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 322-319 B.C.
Price 1759; Müller 317
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’92 viewsAlexander III ‘the Great’ AR Drachm (18mm 4.24g) Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, circa 334/25-323 BC.
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2567.
1 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III ‘the Great’44 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.98 gm, 16.4 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, N at left, B under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1800;
[Muller 1335]
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’, KINGS of MACEDON. Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC. 12 viewsAmphipolis mint,(25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h),
Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. A?E?AN?POY 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,
janiform head wearing polos. Price 6.
Ruslan K
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Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC.11 viewsAmphipolis mint. (25mm, 16.91 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; grape bunch in left field. Price 29.Ruslan K
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Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm, Miletos mint.46 viewsKings of Macedon, 18mm 4.15g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, Miletos monogram in l. field, XE monogram beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(letters, monogram),Price 2151v(second monogram). _6830
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-317 BC126 viewsSilver drachm, 17.2mm, 4.27g, nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [A]ΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Horse leg in left field, ΔY under throne.
Price 1511
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-320 BC28 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.28g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛ]EΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Dolphin swimming downwards in left field, ΔY monogram below throne.
Price -, Müller -; Thompson II, 79, series IV
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 328-323 BC90 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.3g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505b, Müller 610; Thompson 44, series II
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos mint, 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.24g, aEF/gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below strut under throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505a; Müller 610; Thompson 39v, series II
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Ake 308-307 BC67 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 27.3mm, 17.12g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Intricate date monogram in left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 3297
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC56 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC29 viewsAR tetradrachm, 17.19g, Choice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, ant below throne. Nicely toned.
Price 454
Consigned to Forvm
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint c. 294-290 BC66 viewsAR 4Dr., 27mm, 17.04g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Thunderbolt and I (Z) in left field, dolphin below throne.
Price 501; Müller 16
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC35 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC40 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Chios 290-275 BC71 viewsAR drachm, 17.7mm, 4.15g, VF
Head Herakles right, clad in lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛEΞANΔPOY] behind Zeus seated left on throne with back, holding eagle and sceptre. M within O above bunch of grapes with tendril in left field. Scarce.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 2324, Müller 1529
Certificate of Authenticity from David R. Sear, ACCS
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Corinth 310-290 BC19 viewsAR tetradrachm, 16.83g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on throne ornamented with Nikai, holding eagle and sceptre; statue of Athena in left field, OΛ within wreath under throne. Rare.
Price 694; Noe, Sicyon 37
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 310-301 BC67 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 4.28g, aUnc
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. KA in left field, crescent under throne.
Ex: Calgary Coin
Price 1825a, Müller 274v
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC61 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.31g, aEF/VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. Lyre in left field.
Price 1768, Müller 240
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC24 viewsAR drachm, 17.5mm, 4.3g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right foot back and feet on stool. Caduceus below throne, spear head outer right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1756, Müller 208
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos mint, 328-323 BC18 viewsAR drachm, 16mm, 4.25g, aEF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Demeter facing with two torches in left field, Δ over O below throne. Lifetime issue.
Price 1356, Müller 398; Thompson 71, series V
Sold by Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia 319-305 BC104 viewsAR drachm, 16.5mm, 4.3g, EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. MTo in left field, ATI under throne, B in right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1957
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 323-319 BC21 viewsAR drachm, 17mm, 4.27g, EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. Bee below throne, spear-head outer right field
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1938v; Müller 323
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Miletos 300-295 BC33 viewsAR drachm, 17.6mm,4.25g, gVF
Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthoned facing left, holding eagle and sceptre, his legs are crossed and resting on a stool, helmet crest in left field, double axe under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2138, Müller 1133
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC47 viewsSilver drachm, 18.9mm, 4.13g, aVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / [AΛ]EΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Artemis Kindyas figure in left field, Σ below throne. Rare.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 2493A
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC73 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 29.6mm, 17.01g, Nice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, double axe left field.
Price 2074; Müller 1128.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Sardes 324-323 BC60 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.23g, gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. IoP erased from die in left field, rose below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2570; Thompson 83a, series X
Note: Reason for erasure of the monogram in the left field for this die is not known.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Side 323-317 BC87 viewsAR drachm, 17mm, 4.28g, Ch EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / [A]ΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zues seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool, holding eagle and sceptre. A under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2968, Müller 1665
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Tarsos 323-317 BC53 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 28.3mm, 17.09g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. Nike bearing wreath in left field, ATI monogram below throne. Cabinet toned.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 3038a, this also same as cover coin on Price dust jacket.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Teos 323-319 BC59 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.06g, gF
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin headdress / [A]ΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Πo in left field, AT below throne.
Price 2266, Müller 846
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, AE1746 views17mm, 6.62g
obv: head of Alexander as Herakles right
rev: ALEΖANΔPOY; club and thunderbolt above, bow and quiver below
2 commentsareich
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Alexander III, AE2081 viewsuncertain mint in Asia minor, ca. 323-310 BC
20mm, 4.72g
obv: head of Alexander as Herakles right
rev: BAΣIΛEOΣ between club and bow in bow case, below, racing torch
countermark (lion's head)
Price 2800
3 commentsareich
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Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE64 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, legs parallel, on stool, holding eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek AΛEΞANΔPOY. Monograms in the left field an "A" with an "overhang" - below is a serpent.

Reference: Price 212, 1363, SNG Vol. VIII 441, Margaret Thompsons' "Alexander's Drachm Mints II" as 148 to 152.

Added to collection: June 5, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.12 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.13 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, Cyprus Amathus34 viewsAlexander the great AE
Amathus,Cyprus
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse: Club and quiver,below ,eagle flying left,star over quiver.Between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
16.47mm 4.48g
PRICE 3090 ,TZIAMBAZIS 38/3

maik
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Alexander III, drachm, Price 156032 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1560, SNG Cop 972, nice VF, Troas, Abydus? mint, 4.229g, 17.4mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, ME monogram left, ivy leaf under throne. Price attributes this coin to Abydus but notes that the attribution can be made "only with caution." ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Tyre246 views28mm, 17.1g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head dress right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monograms
Price 3534, Müller 1592

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9 commentsareich
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Alexander III, the Great, AE17, Bow, Bowcase and Club17 viewsAE17 (Drachma?)
Greek Provincial
Macedon
Alexander III, the Great
King: 336 - 323BC
Issued: 325 - 310BC
16.5mm 4.28gr
O: NO LEGEND; Head of young Herakles, wearing lionskin headdress, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Bow and bow case above club.
Exergue: BA, between bow/bowcase and club; thunderbolt, below club.
SNG Alpha Bank 782; Price 376.
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4/27/13 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Alexander III, The Great; AR Tetradrachm. Mesembria, Thrace. 250-175 BC.95 viewsHead of Herakles, right, wearing lionskin headdress
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; BASILEWS to right, ALEXANDROY to left; Corinthian helmet in left field, L-A beneath throne.
14,90g.,33mm.
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 of Amphipolis?5 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 (5.55 gm) of Amphipolis? Head of young Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across, bow in gorytos (quiver) above, club of Herakles below. Α in lower field. gF. SNG Cop 2 #1056; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #926a; Muller- ; Price 332; SNG Alpha Bank 736.Anaximander
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm of Sardes3 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.19 gm) of Sardes. Struck under Menander, c.324/3 BC Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre, rose below throne. VF. SNG Berry 258; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #914; Muller plate IV #117 (Traelium); Price 2571; SNG Alpha Bank 643-644; Thompson ADM I Series X #81-94; Thompson-Bellinger p.27 #8. Anaximander
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Arados12 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Arados, Attic stdd., 324-320 BC. Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding sceptre and eagle. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, ΣΩ in left field, ΑΡ (civic) monogram under throne. VF. SNG Cop 2 #800; ACNAC Dewing 1065 (same dies, rev. die engraved with only Σ in l. field); Duyrat group IV, series 6 #402 (D77/R156); HGC 3.1 #910n; Muller pg. 297 (plate XIX #1363); Price 3321; Rouvier 51; SNG Alpha Bank 671 corr. (Σꭥ). 1 commentsAnaximander
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ALEXANDER III. DER GROSSE (336 - 323) KöNIGREICH MAKEDONIEN Griechenland 33 viewsDrachme, ca. 310-301, Abydos.
Vs.: Kopf des jugendlichen Herakles im Löwenskalp rechts.
Rs: ALEXANDROU. Zeus mit Adler und Szepter auf Thron nach links sitzend, im Feld links Monogramm, unter dem Thron Efeublatt.
3,66 g. 16,5 mm. Price: 1527 _2866
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III. der Große, 336 - 323 v. Chr. GRIECHEN MAKEDONISCHE KÖNIGE 42 viewsAR Drachme, ca. 323 - 319 v. Chr., Mzst. "Kolophon"
Vs: Kopf des Herakles mit Löwenfell n. r.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus mit Adler thront n. l., l. Stern, r. Lanzenspitze
4,0 gr 17 mm, Price 1759; Müller 317 _4606
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON 75 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR - IVY LEAF

Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. rightt in field spear head, under throne ivy leaf

Condition:very fine fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1764

Ex Gitbud Naumann

Philoromaos
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ALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON 150 views ALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR


Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head

Condition: almost extremely fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1759

Ex Gitbud Naumann
6 commentsPhiloromaos
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Alexander III; AR obol, Ecbatana15 viewsAlexander III. 336-323 B.C. AR obol (10 mm, 0.5 g). Ecbatana. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Beneath throne M. Sear GCV II 6736.Podiceps
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Alexander obol73 views10mm, 0.59g
uncertain Eastern mint
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: AΛEΣANΔPOY; Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle

ex David Hendin, bought from bcmainland on Ebay 12/2010
2 commentsareich
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Alexander obol, Babylon?38 views9mm, 0.67g
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle
areich
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse7 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse15 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse10 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander the Great16 viewsObverse- Lion clad head of Herakles facing right.
Reverse- Club, bow in a bow case and ALEXANDROU
b70
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Alexander the Great63 viewsAlexander III "The Great". 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck circa 325-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; grapes and M before, monogram below throne.
Price 3641b (same obverse die); Müller 692. 26mm, 16.62 g. Babylon mint.
b70
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Alexander the Great36 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.11 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, mintmaster's monogram AH (or ΔH) to left,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 325-323 B.C.
Price 2090; Müller 763.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-lifetime/ Coin No. RJO 103)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great37 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.90 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, forepart of Pegasus at left with monogram A Ξ above, cross strut under throne,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Abydos mint, 328-323 B.C.
Price 1506; Müller 609

Interesting note: This coin was previously purchased from B.A. Seaby, Ltd., London, on 9-12-63 for $2.10.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great29 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.00 gm, 18-20 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, K at left, crescent under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1826; Müller 274.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great31 views294-260 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, city monogram MI to left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 294-260 B.C.
Price 2151; Müller 1057.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-posthumous/ Coin No. RJO 104)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great65 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

Appears in: Lighting - which one's better?

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4 commentsViriathus
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Alexander the Great85 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

Appears in: Lighting - which one's better?

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2 commentsViriathus
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Alexander the Great24 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III 'the Great' Æ18.
Salamis mint, struck c.332-323 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress;
Rev: ΣA over Club / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / quiver (gorytos) within bow / A below.
Price 3143; SNG Cop. 1049; BMC (Cyprus) 86-7.
(dealer's image, with thanks)
OldMoney
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Alexander the Great45 viewsCNG description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, horizontal ear above M; monogram below throne. Price 3611 corr. (symbol). Good VF, lightly toned, slight die shift on obverse, reverse a little off center. Ex CNG.
4 commentsMolinari
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Alexander the Great46 viewsObv: Head of beardless Herakles, right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in exergue; Charioteer in Biga right, Trident below.
"Alexandria (Antigoneia)" mint, struck c.310-301 BC. Extremely rare!

Attribution to this mint has been questioned of late (Meadows, NC 2004),
although no firmer alternative has yet been put forward. A mint in the Troad
seems to be likely, given that three were found in the excavations at Troy.

This is an extremely desirable and very difficult to find item. It appears that
there are none on any of the modern sales databases, and I know of only
one other that has been offered via a 'small seller' on an online auction site.

There is one in the British museum, at least one in Berlin (I-B), one in
the Portolos collection (Athens); another in Paris (B 80); the three that
were found at Troy, the one offered online, and now this one.
Please feel free to let me know of any other known specimens.

Among the rarest bronzes of the series.
Price 1587; Gaebler p.169, 7 pl.XXXI,26;
Bellinger Troy A1; BM 1921,0213.196.
(dealer's image {edited})
OldMoney
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.205 viewsAlexander the Great
Lifetime issue drachm
Lampsakos mint, 328-323 b.c.
O. Herakles head right wearing lion's skin
R. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
b70
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 325-320 BC21 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles clad in the skin of the Nemean lion
REVERSE: Zeus Aeotophoros enthroned left, ALEXANDROY in right field, Cornucopia in left field.

This classic type was probably minted at Amphipolis in Macedon at or near the end of Alexander's brief reign (333-323BC). The lion was the symbol of Persia and the obverse likely represents his conquest of that Empire. The Figure of Zeus enthroned is almost the same as that of Baal on the silver shekels of the Persian satraps. The significance of the conquest of the East by Greeks was not lost on Alexander or his contemporaries
Price 104 (ref.Wildwinds) Weight 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 332-323 BC13 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles in Lion Skin Headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and staff, ALEXANDROY in right field., Rooster mint mark in left field.

A lifetime issue minted at Amphipolis, the coin cracked in antiquity due to silver crystallization and is held together by carbonate encrustation. It was left uncleaned. A handsome coin nonetheless. Price 79 (ref. Wildwinds) Weight 16.6 grams
daverino
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Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm42 viewsPella Mint, 285/275 B.C., 29 mm
Obv: Head of Herakles
Rev: Zeus with eagle, monograms K M
Ref: Price Cat. # 563 of The British Museum
1 commentsJean Paul D
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Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue. 137 viewsAncient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Tetradrachm

Obverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.


Sam
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Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue.46 viewsObverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

EX The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Jovan Lee Delavega Ancient Coins Collection.
Jovan D
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm148 views
Alexander III * Colophon, Ionia, Macedonian Kingdom * AR drachm

Obv: Portrait head of Alexander right, wearing the lion's skin in style of Herakles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned seated left, holding a scepter in left hand, arm raised, and eagle in his right hand, arm extended to front, with [A]ΛEXANΔΡOY vertical in left field. Interesting set of mint marks: Male lion's head left-facing in left field, above ornate Φ - ornate pentagram below the throne.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Colophon
Struck: 301-297 BC.
* Posthumous issue
* Issued under Lysimachos

Size: 17.34 x 17.18 mm.
Weight: 4.11 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Apparent in photo which is quite faithful to the coin in hand. Very lovely bright and clear silvery luster.

Refs:*
Price 1836d

1 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great * Macedonia, 337 to 323 BC. Bronze drachm152 views
Obv: Alexander III guised as Herakles in lion skin headdress, right-facing, enclosed within ornamental dotted circle.
Rev: (Top to bottom) * Lighting bolt, knotted Olive-branch club right-facing, AΛEXANΔΡ[OY], Unstrung bow in ornamented traveling/storage case, Monogram Δ.

Exergue: (N/A) Monogram Δ present in undefined exergual space.

Mint: (Pella?)
Struck: 337-323 BC.

Size: 18.50 mm.
Weight: 6.38 gms.
Die axis: 360°

Condition: XF. Exceptionally lovely coin, more-so in hand. Superb high relief and all details distinct and present.
Beautiful tone, rather dark-golden in the higher relief’s contrast delightfully against a yet-darker gold background in the lower areas of the flan. The flat area around the portrait and within the dotted circle is a strong, accentuating black-olive (not well-communicated by the present image).
Exquisite example of the type.

Refs:*
Not found in Sear GCATV.
Sear 6739, is an Æ 20. Partially descriptive.
4 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Half Unit46 views336-323 B.C.
4.03 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield with head of Herakles wearing lion skin facing slightly right in center
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; B A to either side
grain ear (or rose bud) below left
Price 2807
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit85 views336-323 B.C.
5.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow in case below,
dolphin in ex..
Macedonian mint
Price 323
(Muller 541; Drama 91; SNG Cop 1057)
4 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit54 views336-323 B.C.
6.56 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡ, club above, bow and quiver below, thunderbolt above, Δ in ex.
Macedonian mint
Price 275 (Drama 104, E. Macedonia; SNG Cop 1035)
2 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit37 views336-323 B.C.
5.65 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, mouse in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 382, (SNG Cop 1027)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit29 views336-323 B.C.
5.85 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, trident in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 386, Sear 6742v
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Lifetime issue26 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2544, VF, slightly porous, Lydia, Sardes mint, 4.179g, 16.41mm, 0o, c. 334 - 323 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp; reverse , Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, male head left in Phrygian cap left, trisceles under throneDumanyu2
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Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm .28 views Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm 12mm, 1.92g . Babylon mint lifetime issue .
Obverse : Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin .
Reverse : Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and sceptre
M in left field, ALEXANDROY behind .
Price 3605.
Ex Baumheckel. Ex JHE.
Vladislav D
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.214 viewsLifetime Issue Silver Drachm
aEF, 4.253g 16.3mm 45 deg, Lampsakos mint, Price 1356, Muller 398; Thompson 71, Series V
O: Herakles head right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck.
R:Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
3 commentsb70
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Alexander the Great 336-323 BC.80 viewsObverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles in lion's skin right.
Reverse: Bow with quiver and club, B A.
Attribution: Sear 6742
Date: After 336 BC
AE17, 17.97 mm, 5.9 grams
b70
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Alexander the Great AE 336 to 323 BC34 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander the Great 336 to 323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion Skin
Reverse: ALEXANDROU between bow in case & quiver & club Sold :o(

Antonivs Protti
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm - Kolophon Mint103 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.20g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, B over TI in l. field, G beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1808. _6930 _sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander The Great Bow Quiver121 viewsAlexander the Great AE "Herakles Bow, club & quiver" Bronze coin of Alexander III, the Great 336-323 B.C., 19mm, 5.8g
OBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
REV: ALEXANDROY between bow, quiver and club, delta below
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Alexander the Great Bronze Coin9 viewsAn Alexander the Great bronze coin minted between 325-310 BC. 19 mm, 4.72 g. Possibly a lifetime issue but likely not. The coloring brings out the detail on this very dark coin well.

Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress

Reverse: B A Bow and case above, studded club below

Attribution: SG 6742 var
chuy1530
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Alexander the Great Drachm, Colophon Mint. Price 182316 viewsAlexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) Drachm, 4,2g. 18mm. Colophon Mint. Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin / Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY, Zeus on throne holding eagle; left in field K,A, under throne: Φ. Price: 1823.Podiceps
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Alexander The Great Gorytos147 viewsAlexander The Great, bronze, gorytos type, four chalkoi (hemiobol), 336 - 323 BC, 17mm, 4.4g
Western Asia Minor, M.J. Price 322, Müller 1699, SNG Saraglos 843, SNG Milano 145,
SNG Stockholm 284, SNG Cop. 1059, McClean 3516.
This Alexander bronze type, like the first, also features Herakles on the obverse and a soldier's weapons on the reverse.
But in this case the weapons are a gorytos (case for bow and quiver) along with a club, and the bow lies within the gorytos
rather than underneath the quiver.
Often the gorytos is referred to as a bow case, but it also holds arrows as well so is probably best referred to as a gorytos.
Sometimes it's erroneously referred to as an arrow case or quiver, by dealers as well as attribution references,
with no distinction made between the gorytos and quiver bronze types.
SNG Manchester mistakenly referred to it as a bull's head based upon the worn specimen they had to attribute.
Gorytos bronzes are seen less frequently than the quiver bronzes. The mint mark on this particular variety, below the gorytos, is the letter E.
Romanorvm
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Alexander the great lifetime issue17 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.22 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “officina B”. Struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; B below throne. Price 3000; Newell, Tarsos, Series I, Second Group, 4 (unlisted obv. die). VF, lightly toned, compact flan, slightly off center on obverse.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXIII (15 March 1995), lot 148 (part of).
Ex CNG auction 434 lot 18
arash p
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Alexander the great tetradrachm58 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
SIDON
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

MODERN STRUCK FAKE
One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
maik
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm11 viewsA lifetime issue tetradrachm of Alexander the Great. 24.5mm, 16.4g. Minted from 336-323 BC.

Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck

Reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg forward, feet on low footstool, crescent horns left on left

Attribution: Price 89, Müller Alexander 259, Demanhur 579 - 613, SNG Cop 674
chuy1530
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm, Amphipolis Mint. Price 45921 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 16.7g, maximum diameter 26mm, Amphipolis mint, posthumous, c. 315 - c. 294 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Λ and torch l., Pegasus forepart r. under throne. Price 459Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 BC39 viewsObv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion's skin.

Rev: AΛΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, on throne holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left, KI (in monogram) in left field, Φ below throne.

Silver Drachm, Kolophon mint, 336 - 323 BC

4.1 grams, 18 mm, 0°

GCV 6731
SPQR Coins
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Alexander the Great, AE21, contemporary imitation61 views21mm, 6.4g, cast
obv: head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right
rev: AΛEΖANΔP[OY]; bow and quiver above, club below
1 commentsareich
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos39 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, lion right looking left in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. c. 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1554. Müller 327. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 206-215.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos29 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, MI monogram in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. circa 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1527. Müller 254. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 247-65.
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Colophon 38 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, K in left field, F throne
Minted in Colophon mint. c. 310-301 BC
Reference:– Price cf 1823 (K monogram / F). Müller -
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, struck under Philip III Arrhidaios37 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, bee right in left field; spear head in right field
Minted in Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. circa 323-319 BC under Philip III Arrhidaios.
Reference:– Price 1936
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver tetradrachm, Marathus 79 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– BASILEOS ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, Anchor, EP monogram in left field, HD monogram beneath throne
Minted in Marathus mint.c. 323-300 BC
Reference:– Price 3438.

ex Coincraft, London
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Thrace, c. 315 - 394 B.C.88 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 490, choice VF, 16.96g, 26.5mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, c. 315 - 394 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right wearing lion head headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in right and scepter in left, L and torch left, OK monogram below; bold well centered strikesalem
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis; eagle, Æ178 viewsAlexander the Great 336-323 B.C. 4g. 17mm. Mint: Amphipolis. Bronze. Obv. Head of Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left, crescent?, ALEXAN/DROU. Sear 6743 var (instead of leaf in upper field left a crescent?), Cf. also M. Price 160a. Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, drachm19 viewsAlexander the Great. AR Drachm. Ionia, Colophon mint. Posthumous, c. 323-319 B.C.. Price 1769. Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Reverse: Greek inscription, Zeus on throne, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, lyre left, A under throne. Ex Forvm.Lucas H
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Alexander the Great, Ephesus18 viewsdrachm
336-323 BC
4.19 grams
Alexander in the guise of Herakles with lion skin headdress
Zeus seated left on throne with eagle on outstretched hand. Symbol to left of Zeus.
Ephesus was an important Greek city thus it is no surprise that their coinage shows a more refined sense of artistry. Coins struck in Ehesus signal a higher level of sophistication.
JBGood
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Alexander The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, (336 - 323 B.C.)76 viewsAR Drachm
Posthumous
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.
4.1g
16mm
Price 2480
1 commentsMat
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Alexander the Great, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, c. 319-305 BC.81 viewsAR Drachm, 4.01g.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, daped in lion skin headdress
Rx: ALEXANDROY, Zeus enthroned, facing left; delta within wreath to left and Delta I under throne.
3 commentsDino
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Alexander The great, Mesembria, tetradrachm80 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III. "the Great" (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (29 mm, 16.74 g). Civic issue, Mesembria mint, c. 250-187 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, corinthian helmet above monogram.
Price p. 182, 992 var. (slightly different monogram).
ex Auctiones eAuction #10, Lot 12
2 commentsareich
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Alexander The Great, obol27 views336-323 BC
obol, 0.67g
Obv: Head of Herakles right
Rev: Zeus enthroned left
Sear-6736var.

ex HJB
areich
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint72 views28mm, 10.97g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Macedonian helm to left, monogram below throne
seems to match most closely Price 625 but the monogram seems to have only two cross bars instead of three
ex Gitbud & Naumann
CLICK picture for a larger, sharper version
areich
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Alexander the Great, Sear 6730v, Magnesia ad Maenadrum55 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, clad in lion headress
Rev: ALEXANDROU right, Monogram in front
Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter with right leg drawn back.
Exe: AT under throne
Date: 319-305 BC
Denom: Silver Drachm
Bluefish
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Mesembria 36 viewsObv:- Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress
Rev:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, Corinthian helmet right over ΠΑ monogram in inner left field under arm;
Minted in Mesembria c. 275 - 225 B.C.
References:- Karayotov p. 80 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); Price 992; Müller 436
17.000g, 31.6mm, 180o

Ex- Forvm Ancient Coins
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Phaselis 57 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, IA/F in left field
Minted in Phaselis mint. Civic issue, dated CY 11 (208/7 BC).
Reference:– Price 2849.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander, Tet, Alabanda20 viewsAlabanda, 169-168
30 mm, 16.45 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Pegasos to left, date (year 6 of local era) below throne
(Price 310, 2466. SNG Cop. 757)
ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH, Auction 32, Lot 41 (26.05.2010)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos86 viewsByblos, 330-320
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Price 431, 3426. SNG Oxford 3009
Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich M (2002), 2253.
Hess-Divo AG 317/147
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG 226/325
3 commentsareich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos(?), 330-32031 viewsByblos(?), 330-320
27 mm, 16.95 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
(Price 3426; SNG Oxford cf. 3009)

ex De La Tour, ex Hess-Divo Auction 314/1083 (04.05.2009) and The Lugdunum Sale 1/ 25 (23.07.2013)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Mesembria38 viewsMesembria, ca. 150-125 BC
31 mm, 16.25 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter;Corinthian helmet and ΔA to left, ΓOP monogram below throne
(Price 1062)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Odessos(?)23 viewsOdessos mint?
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Phaselis24 viewsPhaselis
33 mm, 16.63 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, C over Φ to left, anchor countermark to right

areich
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8345 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Alexandre III de Macédoine (de 336 à 323 av. J.-C.)11 viewsTétradrachme d'Alexandre III de Macédoine
(Alexandre le Grand)
frappé à Sidé en Pamphylie
non daté (approximativement entre 325-320 avant JC)
16,96g
27mm
PRICE 2951
MUELLER 217 Dium en Pieriae

Avers anépigraphe, tête d'Héraklès (Hercule) à droite, coiffée de la léonté.
Revers, Zeus (Jupiter) aétophore (porteur d'aigle) assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, les jambes parallèles, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche. ΔI dans le champ gauche. Un monogramme sous le siège.
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ALEXANDROU BASILEWS
Alexandre roi
PYL
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Amblada, Pisidia 100-25 B.C.20 viewsAmblada (BC 100-25) Ae 12.5~13.6mm. 1.89g. ca 1st cent B.C. Late autonomous. Obv: Bearded head of Herakles right. Rev: ΑΜ-ΛΑ/ΔΕ-ΩΝ around club. Aulock, Pisidien I Nr. 120f. SNG BN Paris 1036.
A´MBLADA (Asar-Dagh in N. Pisidia) a city of Pisidia, which near the boundaries of Phrygia and Caria. It produced wine that was used for medicinal purposes. The site is unknown.
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Amphiipolis Lion24 viewsMacedon: Amphiipolis. c 3rd Century BC, AE 10, 4.1g Obv Head of Herakles right, Rev lion standing left, reverse legend AMFIPO above the lion and LITWN in exergue, Moushmov 6023. ex Romeos.kaitsuburi
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC. 10 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great

Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: Eagle standing left, head reverted. All within linear square.

Diameter: 10 mm. / Weight: 1,12 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR Trihemiobol

Refs: SNGANS 95
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC.8 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great


Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: AMYNTA, eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

Diameter: 16 mm. / Weight: 3,0 gms. / Material: Bronze

Refs: SEAR 1512
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Amyntas III Diobol -- 393-369 BC15 views1.161 g, 10.5 mm, 0°
Pella Mint
Silver Diobol; Grainy, Edge Chips
Minted During the Reign of Amyntas III
SNG ANS 94; SNG Alpha Bank 200; AMNG III 3

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AMYNTA, Within Linear Square, Eagle Stands Left, Head Looking Back Right

Amyntas III, son of Arrhidaeus and father of Philip II, was king of Macedon in 393 BC, and again from 392 to 370 BC. In 393, he was driven out by the Illyrians, but in the following year, with the aid of the Thessalians, he recovered his kingdom. He is historically considered the founder of the unified Macedonian state. Through his youngest son, Philip II, he was paternal grandfather to Alexander the Great.
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FORVM purchase; how could I resist a nice coin of Alexander the Great's grandfather?
Hydro
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Amyntas III, AR diobol; Herakles/ eagle14 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Amyntas III, c. 393 - 369 B.C. Silver diobol, SNG ANS 94, VF, porous, 1.171g, 10.4mm, 0o, obverse head of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp; reverse AMYNTA, eagle stands left, head looking back right, linear square; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.58 gm) of Aigai or Pella, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Head of Herakles clan in lion skin headdress r. / Eagle stdg l., head r., all in linear square. ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΑ. aVF. Pegasi V Lot 96. SNG ANS 8 #94; AMNG III/2 #3 (plate XXX #1); BMC Macedonia pp. 171172 #5-8; HGC 3.1 #830; SNG Alpha Bank 200-201; SNG Cop 2 #513-514; SNG Munchen 46-47; SNG Ashmolean 3 #2441-2442; Westermark Regal plate LXX #33. Anaximander
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Pentadrachm (9.47 gm), Reduced Light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Bearded head of Herakles r., clad in lion skin headdress. / ΑΜΥ-ΝΤΑ, horse stdg r., all within incuse square with linear border. VF. Triton V #1278. From the R. Schonwalter Coll. SNG ANS 87ff; ACNAC Davis 76, Dewing 1095- 1098; AMNG III/2 p.159 #1-2 (plate XXX #2-3); BMC p. 171 #1- 4; HGC 3.1 #828; Pozzi 832; SNG Cop 2 #512; SNG Alpha Bank 189ff; SNG Ashmolean 2439. Westermark Regal plate LXIX #32. Anaximander
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Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C.15 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C. Ae 16mm, 3.73g. Aigai or Pella mint. Obv:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: AMYNT, eagle standing right, attacking serpent. SNG ANS 100-9; SNG Alpha Bank
214-30; AMNG 7.
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Amyntas III; Herakles/ Eagle; AE1611 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16. 16mm, 3.0g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512.Podiceps
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Amyntas III; Trihemiobol; Herakles/ Eagle9 viewsKings of Macedonia. Amyntas III, 389 – 369 B.C. Trihemiobol, Silver. 1,4 g. 9 mm. Obv. Head of Heracles in lionskin to the right. Rev. Eagle, left. SNG ANS 8, 95, SG 1510. Podiceps
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Amyntas of Galatia AE22, Lion10 viewsGalatia; King Amyntas of Galatia AE22, 36-25 B.C. 22-23mm, 13.60g. Obv: head bearded Herakles right, club behind. 
Rev: lion walking right, B above, king’s name as monogram below. SNG BN 2377; RPC 3505. Ex Rutten & Wieland1 commentsPodiceps
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An Issue of the Celts in the area of the Lower Danube, AR Tetradrachm9 views2nd - 1st centuries BC
This coin is to be a representation of a tetradrachm issued in Thasos c. 150 BC
15.24 grams
Obv. is a representation of a young Dionysos facing right
Rev. is a representation of a naked Herakles stg, l. the "dots" to either side and below Hercules represents the Greek legend on the Thasos coin that this issue was intending to pass as.
Sear #1759
Purchased on eBay
Richard M10
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Ancient India, Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) of various denominations49 views

Upper Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1177; MACW-2918; Senior B13.1T)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Middle Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (AICR-1178; MACW-2919; Senior B13.1D)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Lower Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1179; MACW-2921; Senior B14.1)

Obv: Hybrid Herakles-Siva deity standing facing holding long trident in right and lion-skin in left, three-pronged tamgha on left and Kharosthi letter vi on right.
Rev: Tyche standing to right holding cornucopia, nandipada on left, flower-pot on right



Upper Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (MACW-2937; Senior B17.1vT)

Obv: Radiate (9 rays) diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Middle Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (Senior B17.1D)

Obv: Radiate diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Lower Right

This one is unknown to me, but dealer indicated it might be central asian. Rider on horseback facing left / tamghra. Any help in identification is much appreciated...
SpongeBob
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos, AR Drachm33 viewsAntigonos 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

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Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC., AR Drachm 12 views4.30 grams
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.:Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ME monogram in left field, ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1560; ADM II Series XIX
This coin was purchased form the Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG)
NGC Ch AU; Strike 4/5; Surface 55

Normally such coins are listed as a posthumous issue of Alexander III which I have no interest in since I rather a coin of Alexander III that is in fact a lifetime issue. However CNG attributed this coin to the actual issuer something that has more meaning to me that simply a posthumous issue of Alexander III.
Richard M10
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Antigonos I Monophthalmus, Price 1827, 310 - 301 BC, Colophon, Ionia2 viewsHead of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around waist and legs, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg drawn back, crescent horns left in left field, KPA monogram under throne.

ALEXANDROU
Of Alexander
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos8 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos10 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus30 viewsAntigonus I Monophthalmus, Silver drachm, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 17.9mm, 4.120g, Price 1979, Müller Alexander 555, SNG Cop,
OBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress;
REV: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle raised high in extended right,
long scepter vertical behind in left, A within wreath over B left, IAY monogram under throne;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

RARE

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C.,
he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus,
answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C.
Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. - Wikipedia
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Antiochos I / II 281 - 246 BC. AE 15.8 viewsAntiochos I / II 281 - 246 BC.
Obv. Herakles wearing lionskin right.
Rev. BAΣІΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY above and below quiver.
Lee S
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Antiochus II Theos - AR tetradrachm3 viewsin the name of Seleukos I
Susa
261-246 BC
head of young Herakles wearing lion's skin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
ΣEΛEYKOY // (TAYP)
(ΔYP)
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
ex Künker
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius, Topirus, Hercules seated, AE24156 viewsSale: CNG 76, Lot: 1039. Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
THRACE, Topirus. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 24mm (5.71 g, 6h). Faba Grippinus, consularis. Bare head right / Hercules seated left on rock outcropping, holding club set on ground. SNG Copenhagen 806; Varbanov 511. VF, green and brown patina, rough areas, especially around the perimeter.

From the James E. Cain Collection via CNG
also sold by Peus, auction 366, lot 426 (Marcel Burstein) on 25.10.2000 for 160 DM + fees

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Apollonis, Lydia61 views2nd Century B.C.
Bronze
3.04 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin
Rev.: Winged thunderbolt, AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN above and below
Sear 4688; BMC Lydia p.19, 3-4; SNG v. Aulock 2899; SNG Cop. 17.
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Apollonis, Lydia44 viewsBronze coin
Apollonis, Lydia
Second - first century BC
Head of Herakles r.
APOLLWNIDEWN
Winged thunderbolt.
3.75 gram
17.5 mm
BMC 19, 3.

Ex Gerhard Rohde
Philoromaos
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Apollonis, Lydia63 views2nd Century B.C.
Bronze
3.04 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin
Rev.: Winged thunderbolt, AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN above and below
Sear 4688; BMC Lydia p.19, 3-4; SNG v. Aulock 2899; SNG Cop. 17.

Another view of what my kids call "the ant coin"
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Apollonis, Lydia19 viewsÆ16, 3.74g, 12h; Apollonis, 2nd-1st century BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Obv.: AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN; Winged thunderbolt.
Reference: BMC 3, Lindgren III 449.
Notes: ex-Hookmoor, electronic sale, 1/16/15, 37.
John Anthony
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Apulia, Ausculum 11 viewsApulia, Ausculum, Æ 18mm. 3rd Century BC. Head of young Herakles left, in lion's skin, club behind neck / Nike standing right, holding wreath & palm. SNG ANS 648ecoli
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Apulia, Ausculum 10 viewsfrom Ausculum, where a battle was fought between the Roman Republic and King Pyrrhus; where afterwards the victor had famously said
to one who was congratulating him: "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."

Apulia, Ausculum, Æ 18mm. 3rd Century BC. Head of young Herakles left, in lion's skin, club behind neck / Nike standing right, holding wreath & palm. SNG ANS 648
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Arabia Petraea, Philadelphia. Hadrian AE2230 viewsObv: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: Bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck.
Spij 11
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Arcadius (unlisted hybrid)12 viewsAD 383-408
AE4
VOT X MVLT XX
Herakles
SMHA
Arcadius obverse paired with a Theodosius II reverse
JRoME
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Asia Minor, Lycaonia, Laranda, Herakles, Wolf6 viewsLaranda, Lycaonia
Obol
4th century BC
Obv: Facing head of Herakles, with club over shoulder; H to left
Rev: Forepart of wolf right; star above.
Ag, 0.69g, 10.2mm
Ref.: Göktürk 68-9; SNG BN –; SNG von Aulock –.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Maionia, Pseudo-autonomous issue17 viewsLydia, Maionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161
Obv.: bearded head of Herakles left
Rev.: MAIONΩN , Omphale advancing right, holding lion's skin and club across shoulder
Ae, 4.28g, 19mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 3011var.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Nakrasa, Herakles, omphalos, snake17 viewsLydia, Nakrasaionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD
Obv.: EΠΙ CΤΡΑ - ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ, bearded head of Herakles right
Rev.: NAKRA-CITΩN; snake encircling omphalos
AE, 16 mm, 2.8 g
Ref.: SNG München 335, SNG Copenhagen 295, Lindgren III 496
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sardeis, Herakles, Apollo4 viewsLydia, Sardeis
AE 17
Magistrate Polemon
Obv.: Laureate head of Herakles right
Rev.: Apollo standing left, holding raven in right hand, olive branch in left; ΠOΛEMΩN to left, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ to right.
AE, 16.9mm, 7.89g
Ref.: Laffaille 510?
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Lampsakos, Herakles, Athena6 viewsMysia, Lampsakos
AE10, 4th-3rd centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΛA below
Æ, 0.97g, 10mm
Ref.: Klein 274
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Herakles14 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE10, c. 300 B.C.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΠΕΡΓ below
Rev.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
AE, 0.86g, 10mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia p. 112, 22
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Hercules8 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE9, c. 300 B.C.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΠΕΡΓ right
Rev.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
AE, 1.04g, 9.3mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia p. 112, 22 var.
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena11 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.27g, 11mm
Ref.: SNG Paris 1558
Ex Solidus Numsimatik, auction11, Lot 100
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena / mirrored reverse18 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: mirrored !! - ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.23g, 11mm
Ref.: ---
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Asia Minor, Pisidia, Selge, Herakles, Stag11 viewsPisidia, Selge
AE13, 2nd-1st centurie BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles facing, wreathed with styrax
Rev.: Stag kneeling r., head turned l. ΣE in field, arrow below
Æ, 3.17g, 12.9mm
Ref.: SNG France 1963 var.
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Attaleia; Herakles/ ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. AE 1421 viewsLydia, Attaleia. Imperial Times, mid 3rd century A.D. AE 14mm, 2.07g. Obv.: bearded head of Heracles. Rev.: ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Tübingen -; SNG München -; SNG Österreich -; BMC -; Lindgren/ Kovacs -; Lindgren III -. Unpublished(?). Ex Tom Vossen1 commentsPodiceps
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AVP (engraved monogram in cartouche)155 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Caracalla. Æ 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: AVTKMAVP-(ANTΩN)INOC. Laureate bust right; "Cartouche" on shoulder. Rev: (OVΛΠ)ACTOΠIPOV. Naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock. Ref: BMC 6. Axis: 210°. Weight: 6.81 g. “CM”: Monogram of AVP in circular "cartouche". Howgego -. Note: This is not actually a countermark, since it was engraved on the original die. Collection Automan.Automan
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Azbaal - AR stater7 viewsCyprus, Kition
c. 449-425 BC
Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, holding bow in extended left hand and club over shoulder in his right hand
lion attacking stag, crouching right; all within incuse square
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Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
11,1g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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BAKTRIA – EUTHYDEMOS I – AE – HERAKLES – HORSE18 viewsBAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I Theos Megas. Circa 225-200/195 BC. Æ Double Unit (9,07g). Struck circa 225-208/6 BC. Bearded head of Herakles right / Horse prancing right.; HGC 12, 53.Antonivs Protti
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Baktria, Agathokles17 viewsAgathokles. 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.74 gm) Pushkalavati mint. Pedigree coinage in the name of Euthydemos I. Diademed head r. ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ-ΘΕΟΥ / Herakles seated l. on rock, holding inverted club, monogram behind. ΒΑΣΙΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ. VF. Ponterio 132 #2251 OCV-663 type; Bop. Serie 16B; SNG ANS 9 #261. HGC 12 #87.Christian T
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Baktria, Demetrios I15 viewsBaktria, Demetrios I Aniketos. 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.71 gm) of Baktra. Diademed bust of Demetrios I r., wearing elephant-skin headdress, all in dotted border. / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself and holding club and lion-skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ. aEF. Pegasi A13 #243 SNG ANS 9 #187; Mitchener 57 Type 103d; HGC 12 #63; cf Bop Serie 1C 164.Christian T
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Baktria, Demetrios I12 viewsBaktria, Demetrios I Aniketos. 200-185 BC. AR Obol (0.68 gm) of Baktra. Diademed head of Demetrios I r., wearing elephant-skin headdress, all in dotted border. / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself and holding club and lion-skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ. PK monogram l. gVF. Ponterio 137 #1246. HGC 12 #65; MIG-104; Bopearachchi Série 3B; SNG ANS 9 #193 & 195-196; Sear Greek 7531.Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos I13 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos I Theos Megas. 225-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.25 gm) of Baktra, 206-200 BC. Diademed and elderly head of Euthydemos I, r. / Herakles holding club, seated l. on pile of stones, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ VF. SNG ANS 9 #141; HGC 12 #43; Bop. Serie 12; Kritt B17; cf MIG 94a. Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos II29 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos II. 185-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II r. / Laureate Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club, and lionskin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ, PK monogram to l. EF. SNG ANS 9 #216; Bopearachchi 168 Série 1C; HGC 12 #72; MIG 62 Type 113d; Sear 7536. 1 commentsChristian T
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Baktria, Lysias11 viewsBaktria, Lysias. 130-120 BC. Square AE Hemiobol (8.52 gm). Head of Herakles r., club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ / Elephant walking right. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Lisikasa, of Great King Lysias the Unconquered. Ex: Monogram l. VF. CICF138 #1488. SNG ANS 9 #1043; Boperachchi Série 8A; OCV 1838/9; Mitchener 266; Sear Greek 7626.Christian T
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Baktria, Straton I13 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE (9.14 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). Monograms A-Σ. VF. CICF138 #1489. SNG ANS 9 #1012; Mitchener 333; Bopearachchi Série 29A; HGC 12 #349; Sear Greek 7661.Christian T
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Baktria, Straton I12 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE Hemidrachm (8.99 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ-ΣΩTHPOΣ-ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). A-Σ. VF. SNG ANS 9 #1012; Bopearachchi Série 29A; Mitchener 333; HGC 12 #349; Sear Greek 7661.Christian T
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Baktria, Theophilos12 viewsBaktria, Theophilos Dikaios. 130-129 BC. Æ (18mm, 8.0 gm). Draped bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIΟY ΘEOΦIΛOY, King Theophilos the Just. / Cornucopia; monogram to lower left. Kharoshti legend: Maharajasa Dhramikasa Theuphilasa, King Theophilos, of the Dharma". VF. CNG EA 255 #158. SNG ANS 9 #1260-1262; Bopearachchi Série 5A; HGC 12 #227. Christian T
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Baktria, Zoilos I14 viewsBaktria, Zoilos I. 145-130 BC. AR Drachm (1.70 gm) of Pushkalavati. Draped and diademed bust r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIOY ZΩIΛOY / Herakles stdg facing, holding wreath & club, Nike on r. shoulder. Monogram l. Karosthi legend Maharajasa dhramikasa Jhoilasa (of Great King Zoilos the Just). VF. SNG ANS 9 #975; Boperachchi Série 5B; MIG vol 2 type #257a, MACW-1832; HGC 12 #220; Sear Greek 7620.Christian T
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Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 185-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm 13 viewsEYΘYΔHMOY ΘEOY (Euthydemos God) Diademed head of Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕYONTOΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ ΔIKAIOY (of King Agathokles the Just) Herakles seated on rock, holding club set on rocks; ΦΩΛ monogram lower right field.

Bopearachchi 16B; SNG ANS 261, Mitchiner 145; HGC 12, 87.
This coin referenced in Frank L. Holt Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan p.203 and Chapter 8 end note 75.

(31 mm, 16.67 g, 12h).

Agathokles and Antimachos issued “pedigree” tetradrachms in the later years of the struggle for regency with Eukratides. Such coins sought to assert the legitimacy of the incumbent Euthydemid rulers through association with forbears and even unrelated predecessors back to Alexander.

An iron pin pierces this coin accompanied by the remains of an iron suspension loop that has been incompletely removed. This is the remains of an attachment placed in a manner to avoid defacing the image of Euthydemos. The careful attachment of this coin for its use as an item of display may have been an overt statement of loyalty to the Euthydemid line during the struggle with Eukratides.
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Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 200-185 BC, Æ Dichalkon 12 viewsDraped bust of Herakles right, wearing oak wreath, with club over shoulder.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Artemis, radiate, standing facing, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; monogram to inner right.

Bopearachchi 4C; SNG ANS 9, 204; HGC 12, 68; Sear GCV 7534.

(24 mm, 7.24 g, 12h).
CNG eAuction 337, 22 Oct. 2014, 169.
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 21 viewsDiademed head of an elderly Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on thigh, PK monogram in inner right field.

SNG ANS 9, 141-142; Kritt B17; Mitchiner 94a; Qunduz 19-20; HGC 12, 43; Sear GCV 7516.
Mint “B” – Baktra ca. 206-200 BC.

(26 mm, 15.92 g, 12h).
Realms Ancient Coins; ex- CNG.

The coinage portraits of Euthydemos range from youthful to elderly, reflecting the thirty year duration of his reign, which is inferred to have ended as early as 200 BC by recent workers (Kritt), or as late as 190 BC by earlier workers (Mitchiner). This portrayal probably represents the king in his sixties or seventies, after the invasion of Baktria by Antiochos III. The late life portrayal of Euthydemos is considered to be amongst the finest Hellenistic numismatic art. It shows a world weary, perhaps dissolute figure, for who the exercise of power has become as much a burden as a benefit. The Euthydemos series extending from youth to late life is almost unique in it’s true to life representation of the physical process of aging; the vitality and optimism of youth gradually replaced by the weariness of age, all captured in the progression of the portraits of Euthydemos.
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 14 viewsDiademed head of the mature Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field. Die shift in lower field with some minor scratches.

Bopearachchi Series 5B; SNG ANS 9, 131; Kritt A14; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz12-14; HGC 12, 40; Sear 7514.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 215-208 BC.

(29 mm, 16.96 g, 12h).
Pars Coins.

This depiction of Euthydemos on the obverse of this coin has a portrait quality. It probably closely approximates the features of the ruler in middle age.
n.igma
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 21 viewsDiademed head of a relatively youthful Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field, letter A in exergue.

Bopearachchi Series 5C; SNG ANS 9, 137 (same reverse die); Kritt, A8; HGC 12, 40.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 225-220/215 BC.

(29 mm, 16.7 g, 12h).
CNG 782054; ex- Semon Lipcer Coll.; ex- CNG 63, May 2003, 923.
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 15 viewsDiademed youthful head right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rocks, holding club set on rocks; monogram lower right field.

Kritt A1; Bopearachchi 5B; SNG ANS 9,125; HGC 12, 40; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz 10-11.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 230 BC.

(28 mm, 16.38 g, 6h).
CNG eAuction 170, 8 Aug. 2007, 138.

Euthydemos I overthrew Diodotos II around 230 BC. This coin is amongst the first issued by Euthydemos. The inverted die axes convention with which it was struck is a characteristic of Mint “A” (Ai Khanoum) in the preceding Diodotid era. This was changed to parallel die axes convention in the early years of the reign of Euthydemos. Late in Euthydemos reign, Antiochos III the Great, sought to reimpose Seleukid authority over Baktria. Euthydemos withstood a two year siege by Antiochos at the fortress city of Baktra in 208-206 BC at the conclusion of which Antiochos was forced to recognize an independent Baktria. Demetrios, the son of Euthydemos, succeeded the latter around 200 BC and extended the kingdom south into the Kabul Valley and northwest Pakistan. However, the Euthydemid dynasty was destroyed by Eukratides I who progressively deposed the successors of Demetrios I.

The reverse image of a “weary Herakles” on the Euthydemos series of tetradrachms is noteworthy for its antecedents in the Lydian issues of Antiochus II. The ancient historian Polybius noted that Euthydemos came from Magnesia. However, which of three possible cities or regions called Magnesia remains uncertain. Based on the similarity of the reverse image of Euthydemos’ silver coins with those of the Lydian types, it is inferred that he may have come from Magnesia ad Sipylum in Lydia where he could have been exposed to the” weary Herakles” issues prior to his migration to Baktria. Such being the case, Euthydemos could not have been born much later than 270 BC, in which case he would have been in his seventies at the time of his death. The aged portrait on the last of his coinage tends to confirm this inference.
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BCC L1524 viewsLead statuette
Caesarea Maritima
Greco-Roman Eastern, 1st-3rd century CE?
Youthful Herakles?(Hercules), or Hercules/Melkart?
nude, with lion skin? cloak, clasped at neck.
Another possible attribution could be Hermes?
The top of the head is slightly flattened, with
cracks, and may have sustained damage as a
result of an impact in antiquity. There is another
possible impact cut-mark on the left shoulder.
4.6cm x 3.2cm. x 1.3cm.
weight: 44.5gm.

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BCC rgp3x74 viewsRoman Provincial - Tyre
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
Obv:IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Luareated bust rt.
Rev:COL TV/RO MET
Dido of Carthage, wearing tall kalathos,
standing rt .before lighted altar, raising
both arms towards two-columned temple,
seen in perspective, containing the club
of Melqart-Herakles. Murex shell in field.
AE26.5x29mm. 11.07gm. Axis:180
Possible reference Rouvier 2501v. (Gallienus)
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BCC rgp4728 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Gaza - Judaea
Hadrian 117-138 CE
Obv:[ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ?] ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev:ΓΑΖΑ Ε ΕΠΙ (commemorates the 5th anniversary of
Hadrian’s visit to Gaza). Herakles nude to front,
looks right, leaning on club, lion skin in left hand
Date: Δ[ΟΡ?] = CY194 (133-134CE)
AE 16x14.5mm. 3.72gm. Axis:0
Hendin GBC III 864 Var. (retrograde Z, date)
also possible: Rosenberger 55, and SNG 921 var.
This coin is a die match to CNG 210, Lot 198.
It is interesting that there is a "4th anniversary
epidemia" type, which also bears a retrograde Z.
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BCC rgp934 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre - Phoenicia
Gallienus 253-268 CE
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENUS AVG
Laureate, draped bust rt.
Rev: [CO]L TVR O MET[R]
Dido, standing rt .before lighted
altar, temple, containing club of
Melqart-Herakles. Murex in fld.
26mm. 9.85g. Axis: 150
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Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika, Septimius Severus, SNG von Aulock 37849 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 17.23g, 30.09mm, 195°
obv. .AV - T. - K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. HRAKLHAC - EN PON - TW
Herakles, nude, holding lion's skin and his club over l. arm, stg. with sidestep r., head l., holding with r.
hand three-headed Kerberos at rope who is std. at his feet r. looking up to him
ref. SNG von Aulock 378 (obv. same die, rev. different type; for rev. look at Makrinos #379); not in SNG
Copenhagen, Tübingen, SNG Lewis, Rec. Gen.
extremely rare, about VF, some roughness on obv.
Pedigree:
ex lanznumismatik, E-Bay, 2008(?)

This was the last and most difficult labour of Hersakles. For more information take a look at the Mythology Thread, coming soon!
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Bithynia, Kios, Geta, possibly unpublished60 viewsGeta as Augustus, AD 209-212
AE 24, 7.42g
obv. AYT.KP.CE - GETAC AY
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. K - IA - NW - N
Youthful Hylas, with waving clothes around hips, advancing r., drinking from a
jug he is holding with his r. hand
Ref.: cf. SNG von Aulock 518 (Volusian, only for rv.!), citing Rec.Gen p.330, 125
(Volusian); so possibly unpublished in the major works
very rare, F+, deep brown patina

Hylas was a beautiful young boy, the 'catamite' (Pat Lawrence) of Herakles, abducted by Nymphs near Kios. For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nicaea. Geta AE15. Bust of Herakles32 viewsGETAC[...] Bust of Geta r.
NIKAIEΩN Bearded bust of Herakles r.
BMC-
ancientone
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Commodus, Rec. Gen. 27424 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.71g, 16.93mm, 210°
obv. AV.L.KOMODOC - ANTWNINOC
laureate head r.
rev. QHCE - A - NIKAIEIC
unbearded head of Theseus r., clad in lion's-skalp knotted under chin.
ref. Rec. Gen. I/3, 274, pl. LXXIV, 12; RPC IV online temp. no. 6026 (Paris Bibliotheque Nationale no. 930); not in Weise
rare, about VF, dark green patina, slightly excentric

Coins with Theseus are generally rare. Here Theseus is depicted as Athenian Herakles. For more information take a look at the article in the thread "Mythological Interesting Coins", coming soon
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Domitian, BMC 2040 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 26, 8.54g
obv. AYT DOMITIANOS KAISAR SEBA GER
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. TON KTISTH NEIKAIEIS PRWTOI THS EPARX
Head of Herakles, bearded, laureate, l.
RPC 239; BMC 20
rare, VF, deep green patina

The metropolis of Bithynia was in fact Nicomedia but Nicaea raises a claim upon that title as is shown by a coin issued under Domitian with the legend "the Nikaians, the first of the eparchias". From this claim emerged a legal dispute which finally was decided by Valens in that way, that Nicaea and Nicomedia both was allowed to call themselve the first city of Bithynia but that only Nicomedia was the metropolis. But this vain title was useless: By the new arrangement of the provinces Chalcedon became the metropolis of the anterior Pontus. It's known a discourse from Dion of Prusa - who lived in the time of Domitian - in which he challenged the Nicomedians to peace with the Nicaeans.
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Philip I, SNG von Aulock 82945 viewsPhilip I., AD 244-249
AE 28, 11.90g
obv. M IOVLIOC. FILIPPOC AVG (VG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. NIKOMHDEWN - DIC NEWKOR (WN ligate)
Statue of Herakles, nude, stg. facing on a small girlanded cippus, head r.,
holding lionskin in l. arm and resting with r. hand on his club
SNG von Aulock 829
rare, F+/about VF, green patina

The special feature of this rev. depiction is that Herakles is shown standing as a real statue on a cippus. You can see that the club has the function to stabilize the statics of the statue.
Jochen
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Bithynian kingdom, King Prusias II18 viewsAE17
185-149 B.C.
17mm, 4.93g
GCV-7268

Obverse:
Head of Prusius right, wearing winged diadem.

Reverse:
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ΠPOYΣIOY
Herakles standing left, holding club in right and lion skin in left.
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BOEOTIA FEDERAL COINAGE AR Hemidrachm SNG Copenhagen 176-177, Shield28 viewsOBV: Boeotian sheild
REV: Kantheros, club of Herakles above, BO to left, I and crescent to right
1.9g

Minted at Thespiae, 336-315 BC
Legatus
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Boeotia obol36 viewsca. 395-338 BC
10mm, 0.81g
Theot(i)-, magistrate
obv: Boeotian shield
rev: youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, ΘE downward before, all within concave circle
Klein -; (BCD Boeotia 548)
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Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.80g 12h18 viewsBoeotian shield on which club.Rev head of young Herakles right in lions skin.
EX Superior auc.12-12-87 lot 353.
EX BCD with ticket
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.90g 12h19 viewsBoeotian shield on which club.Rev head of young Herakles right in lions skin no letters visible.
EX BCD with ticket.
Karl Kress auc.156 lot 224 1973 April
Grant H
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Boeotia, Thebes, (c.395-338 B.C.), AR-Obol, SNG Cop 354-355, Youthful head of Herakles right,146 viewsBoeotia, Thebes, (c.395-338 B.C.), AR-Obol, SNG Cop 354-355, Youthful head of Herakles right,
avers:- Boeotian shield.
revers:- Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; ΘE downward on lower right.
exerg: -/-//ΘE, diameter: 10-11,5mm, weight: 0,84g, axes: 8h,
mint: Boeotia, Thebes, date: c. 395-338 B.C.,
ref: SNG Cop 354-355, BCD Boiotia 548,
Q-001
quadrans
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. AR Stater.52 viewsCirca 425-400 B.C. AR Stater (12.08gm, 20mm, 5h). BCD Boiotia-388; Head Pg. 36-classy, pl. III#8; SNG Cop. 286. Obverse: Boeotian shield with club across lower half. Reverse: Volute amphora with fluted shoulders, Θ-E across fields, all within incuse square. Well struck on a very good metal. Struck in high relief. Scarce variety. Choice aEF.

Ex Pars Coins

The coins of Boeotia prominently feature the Boeotian shield on its obverse. This particular coin we have from the city-state of Thebes was minted between 425-400 B.C. during the Peloponnesian War. Thebes, at that time, alongside the rest of the 10 Boeotian poleis, sided with the Peloponnesian League under the hegemony of Sparta against the Athenian Empire. The Boeotian Confederation instituted a form of federal coinage based on the Aeginetic standard. A particular period of Theban coinage reached its numismatic artistic merit at around the same period that this coin was minted (425-400 B.C). Although the obverse always shows the shield, the reverse features the head of Dionysos, Herakles or a volute amphora. The amphora eventually became more popular after 400 B.C on the reverse of most Boeotian coin. Early staters showing the amphora on the reverse could be identified by a rounder vase and the city ethnic in the field and all are contained within a square incuse. Later coinage features the same amphora on the reverse and generally includes various magistrates name and less of the city’s ethnic and all are within a round incuse. The obverse also has a more distinct rounder shield on later coinage. At this later date in the mid- 4th century B.C. Thebes was the leading power in Greece and almost united all the Greek city states, freed Messene from Sparta and subdued the latter. Ironically, this paved the way for Macedonian conquest of Greece and in the process, destroyed Thebes and sold its population into slavery by Alexander the Great in 335 B.C.

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Bottice; AE15; Herakles/ lyre15 viewsBottice, Macedonia, c. 330 B.C. Bronze AE 15, AMNG -, SNG Cop -, BMC -, Lindgren -, Weber -, aVF, Bottice (Bottiaei Chalcidices) mint, 3.810g, 12.9mm, 315o, c. 330 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Herakles right; reverse “[B]OT-TIAI-[WN]”, lyre; dark patina; very rare. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVM1 commentsPodiceps
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Bow222 viewsSyria, Seleucid Kings, Seleucos II., 246-226 B.C. AE-17 mm, 3.98 grs. AV: Head of Herakles in a lionskin to right. Round CM: Bow. RV: BASILEWS / SELEUKOY either side of Apollo sitting on Omphalos to left, holding bow and arrow. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Bruttium, Kroton (Circa 530-500 BC)29 viewsAR Nomos

28 mm, 7.82 g

Obverse: Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted, koppa-P-O (KRO - short for Kroton) to left

Reverse: Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths and serpents in outline.

HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 231; Bement 272.

The importance of the Delphic oracle to the founding of Kroton was celebrated on its coinage from the earliest days. Despite later myths ascribing the founding of Kroton to Herakles, the city's historical oikist is recorded as Myskellos of Rhypai who, on consulting the Delphic oracle about his lack of children was given the response that Apollo would grant children, but that first Myskellos should found the city of Kroton 'among fair fields'. After being given directions on how to locate the site, Myskellos travelled to southern Italy to explore the land that he had been assigned, but seeing the territory of the Sybarites and thinking it superior, he returned once more to the oracle to ask whether he would be allowed to change. The answer came back that he should accept the gifts that the god gave him. A further element of the story is that Myskellos was accompanied on his expedition by Archias of Corinth; the Delphic oracle gave the pair the choice between health and wealth. Archias elected wealth, and was assigned the site of Syracuse, while Myskellos chose health: the favourable climate of Kroton, the eminent skill of its physicians and the prowess of its athletes later earned its citizens this reputation for good health.
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Bruttium, Kroton.19 viewsBruttium, Kroton. c. 370 BC. AR Stater (7.68 gm). Head of Hera Lakinia facing three-quarters, wearing stephanos adorned with honeysuckle & griffin heads. / Herakles Epitrapezios seated l. on rock w/ lionskin, holding wine cup, letter Ϙ by ankle. Bow & club crossed above. KPOT & tripod to l. ME in field above arm. VF. CNG EA 1999. SNG ANS 380; Dewing 512; HN Italy 2162; HGC 1 1463; SNG Lockett 629var (Δ overstruck on E of Rᵪ); SNG Cop 1800var (same).Christian T
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BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Triobol 112 views Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet, KPOTΩ above

Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin and draping it over club held in his hand; koppa to left, OIKIΣTAΣ to right.

300-250 BC
1.05g

Rutter, Historia Numorum 2199; SNG ANS 426; SNG München 1467.

Rare

Ex-ANE


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Bruttium, Rhegion, 415-387 B.C., Drachm 26 views14mm, 3.89 grams
Reference: Sear 502; B.M.C.1.38
Lion's scalp facing.
PHΓINON, Laureate head of Apollo right, olive-sprig behind.

"Dionysios I, after concluding a peace with the Carthaginians, went about securing his power in the island of Sicily. His troops, however, rebelled against him and sought help from, among others, the city of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 14.8.2). In the ensuing campaigns, Dionyios I proceeded to enslave the citizens of Naxos and Katane, with whom the Rhegians shared a common history and identity (Diod. Sic. 14.40.1). This association was a source of anger and fear for the inhabitants of Rhegion. The Syracusan exiles living there also encouraged the Rhegians to go to war with Syracuse (Diod. Sic. 14.40.3). The overarching strategy of Dionysios I included extending his power into Italy by using Rhegion as a stepping stone to the rest of the peninsula. In 387 BC, after a siege that lasted eleven months, the Rhegians, on the brink of starvation, surrendered to Dionysus. Indeed, we are told that by the end of the siege, a medimnos of wheat cost about five minai (Diod. Sic. 14.111.2). Strabo remarks that, following Dionysios' capture of the city, the Syracusan “destroyed the illustrious city” (Strabo 6.1.6).

The next decade or so of the history of Rhegion is unclear, but sometime during his reign, Dionysios II, who succeeded his father in 367 BC, rebuilt the city, giving it the new name of Phoibia (Strabo 6.1.6). Herzfelder argues that this issue was struck by Dionysios II of Syracuse after he rebuilt the city, and dates it to the period that Dionysios II is thought to have lived in the city. Due to civil strife at Syracuse, Dionysios II was forced to garrison Region, but was ejected from the city by two of his rivals circa 351 BC (Diod. Sic. 16.45.9).

The coin types of Rhegion, founded as a colony of Chalcis, are related to its founding mythology. Some of the earliest tetradrachms of the city, from the mid-5th century BC, depict a lion’s head on the obverse, and a seated figure on the reverse. J.P. Six (in NC 1898, pp. 281-5) identified the figure as Iokastos, the oikistes (founder) of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 5.8.1; Callimachus fr. 202). Head (in HN), suggested Aristaios, son of Apollo. Iokastos was one of six sons of Aiolos, ruler of the Aeolian Islands. All of the sons of Aiolos secured their own realms in Italy and Sicily, with Iokastos taking the region around Rhegion. Aristaios, born in Libya, discovered the silphium plant, and was the patron of beekeepers (mentioned by Virgil), shepherds, vintners, and olive growers. He also protected Dionysos as a child, and was the lover of Eurydike. The replacement of the seated figure type with the head of Apollo circa 420 BC also suggests the figure could be Aristaios. An anecdote from the first-century BC geographer Strabo (6.1.6 and 6.1.9), which connects Rhegion’s founding to the orders of the Delphic Oracle and Apollo, as the reason for the advent of the new type could be simply serendipitous.

Different theories exist for the lion’s head on the coins of Rhegion. The lion’s head (or mask as it is sometimes described) first appeared on the coinage of Rhegion at the start of the reign of Anaxilas, in about 494 BC. E.S.G. Robinson, in his article “Rhegion, Zankle-Messana and the Samians” (JHS vol. 66, 1946) argues that the lion was a symbol of Apollo. He makes a comparison to the coinage of the nearby city of Kaulonia, “At Kaulonia Apollo’s animal was the deer; if at Rhegion it was the lion, the early appearance and persistence of that type is explained. The lion is a certain, though infrequent, associate of Apollo at all periods.” The link, he suggests, is that the lion was associated with the sun, as was Apollo himself.

The lion’s head could also relate to the exploits of Herakles, who had some significance for the city. The extant sources tell us that Herakles stopped at southern Italy near Rhegion on his return with the cattle of Geryon (Diod. Sic. 4.22.5). It was here that supposedly a bull broke away from the rest of the herd and swam to Sicily (Apollod. 2.5.10). Though but a passing reference in Apollodorus, it is very possible that the Rhegians venerated Herakles. Indeed, Herakles was a very important figure throughout the entire area. Dionysios of Halicarnassus says that “in many other places also in Italy [besides Rome] precincts are dedicated to this god [Herakles] and altars erected to him, both in cities and along highways; and one could scarcely find any place in Italy in which the god is not honoured” (I.40.6). As the skin of the Nemean Lion was one of the main attributes of Herakles, the lion’s head may refer to him through metonymic association."
1 commentsLeo
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C. Hosidius C. f. Geta - AR denarius9 viewsRome
²65 BC
¹68 BC
diademed and draped bust of Diana, bow and quiver over shoulder
III VIR / GETA
attacked boar right, spear in shoulder, hound below
C HOSIDI C F
¹Crawford 407/2; Sydenham 903; Kestner 3317; BMCRR I Rome 3389; RSC I Hosidia 1, SRCV I 346
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,6g
ex Marc Walter

"Oineus, king of Kalydon in Aitolia, once had feasted the gods at an harvest festival but forgotten to butcher an animal for Artemis. The goddess was enraged and sent a big boar who wasted the fertile fields of the king. Oineus called for help and from all parts of Greece the heroes came to help him. There were the Curetes from Pleuron, the brothers of Althaia, the wife of Oineus. There were the Dioscurs Kastor and Polydeikes and their Messenian cousins Idas and Lynkeus. Theseus came from Athens, Iphikles, half-brother of Herakles, came from Thebens, Iason, Admetos, Peirithos, Peleus and Eurytion came from Thessalia, Telamon from Salamis, Amphiaraos from Argos, Ankaios and Atalante from Arcadia and much more. Herakles was prevented by his labours. On top of the heroes stood Meleagros, the son of Oineus and Althaia.
The hunt for the Calydonean boar ended very disastrous. Many heroes lost their lifes. Ankaios was the first killed by the boar. Peleus accidentally hit his father-in-law Eurytion with his spear. A second hunter too was killed by the boar.
The big catastrophe happened at the 6th day of the hunt. On this day Atalanta hit the boar with her arrow and Meleagros gave him the deathblow. Then he awarded head and skin of the boar to Atalante. But his uncles, brother of his mother Althaia, didn't tolerate that. They insisted on the rights of their clan. A dispute occured, they snatched the trophies from Atalante and then a fight began in which Meleagros slew his uncles. When Meleagros was born the fates predicted that he will live only as long as the log in the oven. Althaia pulled it out of the fire and hid it in a secret place. When she heard of the death of her brothers she enraged, got the log and threw it in the fire. When it was burnt Meleagros break down dead when he was dissecting the boar." - Jochen's Coins of mythological interest
Johny SYSEL
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Caabria Tarentum AR diobol circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h Vlasto 1344 this coin7 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,strangling the Nemean Lion.Grant H
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Caduceus207 viewsMacedonia, Philip III., AE-15 mm, 3.36 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: Rider to right, above FI, below the horse BA overstruck with CM. CM: Caduceus. See AMNG p. 178.2 with the same CM. Extremly rare coin. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Caesaria, Cappadocia. AR Didrachm; Club of Herakles6 viewsTrajan, Caesaria, Cappadocia. AR Didrachm 20mm, 6.4g; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANO CEB ΓΕΠΜ ΔΑΚ, laureate head right / ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Y, club of Hercules. Sydenham 214.Podiceps
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Calabria Tarentum 17 viewsAR Diobol
12mm, 1.02 grams
Circa 334-302 BC
Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla
Herakles standing right, strangling Nemean lion.
SG 351; BMC 352.
JBGood
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Calabria Tarentum AR Diobol39 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with Skylla.
Rev: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion.
Date: Circa 380 - 325 BC
Diam: 11.9mm
Weight: 1.3g
oa
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Calabria Tarentum AR Diobol circa 325-280 BC 12mm 0.98g 10h 56 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right,wreath on helmet.Rev Herakles standing right facing left,strangling the Nemean lion,quiver to lower left ,club to lower right.
Very rare issue with wreath helmet,and Herakles standing right of lion.
EX Thomas Cederlind 165 8-1-12 lot 11
EXPeus 396 11-5-08 lot 26
EX Heidelberger Munzhandlung 28,11-12-99 lot 18
2 commentsGrant H
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-228 BC. AR Diobol1 views11mm, 0.89 g, 11h
Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple crested helmet / Herakles strangling the Nemean lion; club and shield to left, AP monogram between legs.
Vlasto 1463; cf. HN Italy 1062. Near VF, toned, a few marks, compact flan.

From the AG Collection.
Leo
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320-315 BC. AV Sixth Stater – Diobol9 views9.5mm, 1.41 g, 11h
Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath; [ΣA] and dolphin to left, TAPAΣ to right
Herakles, raising club overhead in right hand, preparing to strike the Nemean lion as it attacks him from the right; bow and quiver to left, |-H below.
Fischer-Bossert G14 (V11/R14); Vlasto 27; HN Italy 951; SNG ANS 1034; SNG BN 1492–3; SNG Copenhagen 834; SNG Lloyd 186; Boston MFA 73 = Warren 36; Hunterian 20; Jameson 161; McClean 599 (all from the same dies). Good VF.

Apollo was worshipped as the patron of colonists at Tarentum, and he was also the patron of the revered Pythagorean religious order at Tarentum, which existed until the late fourth century. The reverse motif of Herakles fighting the Nemean lion was also used on contemporary silver diobols of Tarentum and its colony Herakleia, though the silver issues usually chose the "tondo" scene of a crouched Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion with a stranglehold (a design also used on the Syracusan gold 100 litrae issue of Dionysios I).
1 commentsLeo
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Calabria, Tarent, Athena, Herakles26 views11mm, 0.75g
obv: bust of Athena, wearing Atthic helmet adorned with Scylla right
rev: Herakles wrestling with the Nemean lion
areich
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CALABRIA, Tarentum48 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (12mm, 1.02 g, 10h). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles standing right wrestling Nemean lion, club behind. Vlasto 1273-4; HN Italy 914.3 commentsTLP
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CALABRIA, Tarentum AR Diobol51 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with three rosettes

Herakles kneeling on right leg, strangling the Nemean lion.

Tarentum Calabria
Circa 325-280 BC

0.78g

Vlasto 1372; SNG ANS 1444; HN Italy 976.

Ex-ANE
Jay GT4
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Calabria, Tarentum.15 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 3002-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.97 gm). Head of Athena r. in Attic helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling stone. / Owl stdg r., head facing, club and IOP to r. VF. Bt. Herakles Numismatics, 2011. SNG ANS 1307; Vlasto 1054; HNItaly 975; HGC 1 823; SNG Cop 955.Christian T
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. 144 views
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.11 g, 9h). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion; club to left, K between Herakles’ legs. Vlasto 1254-7; HN Italy 914. VF, toned.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection.

CNG 211, Lot: 62.
5 commentsCGPCGP
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol15 viewsSilver, 11.5 mm, 1.13 g, 3 h
Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing.
Rev. Herakles kneeling to left with his head and body turned to right, holding his club in his right hand and the Nemean lion with his left; in the exergue, E. Cf.
HN III 976 & Vlasto 1364.
A toned example with an interesting depiction of Herakles's struggle with the lion. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Leo
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CAMPANIA, Capua18 viewsCirca 216-211 BC. Æ Biunx. Diademed head of Herakles right; club over left shoulder / Lion walking right, breaking spear held in its mouth; •• above. SNG ANS 208; BMC Italy pg. 80, 1-2; SNG Copenhagen 332; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Weber 292. aF/F, obverse quite rough. Rare.

Ex. CNG eAuction 308, lot 539 (part of)
Molinari
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CARACALLA109 viewsAR Tetradrachm. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 10.59 gr. Laureate and cuirassed bust right seen from behind. AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC. / Herakles standing right, wearing lion's skin and holding quiver by strap in right hand,club in his left. CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD CE in two circles around. Toned. SNG Levante 745 (this coin); Prieur 745. CP 1498.
Triton VII, Lot: 786. Leu 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 306.
CNG photograph.
4 commentsbenito
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CARACALLA86 viewsAR Tetradrachm. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 10.59 gr. Laureate and cuirassed bust right seen from behind. AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC. / Herakles standing right, wearing lion's skin and holding quiver by strap in right hand,club in his left. CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD CE in two circles around. Toned. SNG Levante 745 (this coin); Prieur 745. CP 1498.
Triton VII, Lot: 786. Leu 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 306.
1 commentsbenito
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Caracalla, AE 1727 viewsM AV K ANTWNIN
Bust bare headed, draped, seen from behind
NIKOPOL PROC ICT
Herakles, nude, standing right, resting club on ground, holding apple of the Hesperides with the skin of the Nemean lion hanging from arm
AMNG Pick 1498 var., different reverse legend
Varbanov (Eng.) I, 2921
1 commentswhitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 1831 viewsAVT K M AV ANTONIN
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right
NIKOPOLITON PROC IC
Head of Herakles, right
Varbanov (Eng.) I, 3001
whitetd49
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Caracalla_Nikopolis_Herakles.35 viewsAE28, 11g
consular legate Aurelius Gallus
obv: laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: VΠ AVP ΓΑΛΛΟV - NIKOΠOΛITΩN,

areich
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Caria, Kos9 views
CARIA. Kos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Anaxip-, magistrate. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΚΩΙ / ΑΝΑΞΙΠ. Crab. SNG von Aulock 2755 var. (magistrate); HGC 6, 1338.
ecoli
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Carian Islands, Kos12 viewsKos 300-190 BC.  AR Tetradrachm (14.55 gm). Head of Herakles r., wearing lionskin headdress / Crab, bow in bow case below. KΩION above, ΛEΩΔAMAΣ (magistrate) below, all within square with dotted border. aEF.  Pegasi Auction VI (2002) #177. SNG Cop. 627; SNG Delepierre 2729; SNG Berry 1116; HGC 6 #1308 (S); Ingvaldsen XIV 284, 52c (same dies); Requier 44a (same reverse die). 1 commentsChristian T
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Celtic Imitation of Thasos AR Tetradrachm52 viewsObv: Wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ/ ΣΩTHPOΣ/ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club and lion's skin
Weight: 16.80g
Notes: I believe this to be a Celtic imitation, rather than a Greek original, due to a slightly slightly degraded style of both the obverse and the reverse.
oa
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Celtic issue imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. AR Tetradrachm 3 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. Imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm). Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΙΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (sic), Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre; two monograms in l. field, I below throne. VF. Good style for issue. SNG Cop 2 #1086; HGC 3.1 #973g; Lukanc 2; Muller plate XXVIII #93 (Philip III); Price P151 (Aradus); Gobl OTA plate 44 #579.4; Dembski KMW 1468; Kostial Sammlung Lanz p. 154 #898ff; Sammlung Flesche 740; CCCBM I #192; cf. Roma Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501.

Anaximander
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Celtic Tetradrachm45 viewsImitation of Philipp III of Macedon Tetradrachm
3rd - 2nd centuries BC
26 mm, 16.93 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, two monograms in left field, Z below throne
(Lanz 899; CCCBM I 189-191)
ex Friedinger-Pranter collection
1 commentsareich
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Celtic, Danube Region, Uncertain Tribe. Imitating Type of Alexander III of Macedon78 viewsCCCBM I 215; Göbl, OTA Table 43, Type 577-578; Sammlung Lanz 896-897

AR drachm; struck in the Danube region circa second to first centuries B.C.; 3.24 g., 18.48 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Rev: Stylized Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; amphora in inner left field.
3 commentsStkp
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Celtic, Danube Region. c2nd-1st Century BC. AR Drachm imitating Philip III of Macedon. 25 viewsObv. Head of Herakles right, in lion-skin
Rev. Zeus seated left, holding eagle & scepter.
Gцbl 591/2.
15,5mm., 1,92g
Antonivs Protti
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Celtic, Danube Region. c2nd-1st Century BC. AR Drachm imitating Philip III of Macedon. 48 viewsObv, Head of Herakles right, in lion-skin
rev. Zeus seated left, holding eagle & scepter
Gцbl 591/2.
18mm, 2,80g., VF _6179
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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CELTIC, Danubian imitation of Philip III Drachm 3rd c. BC27 viewsDanube Basin imitating Philip III Drachm.
Metal: silver
Date: 3rd c. BC
Weight: 3,59 g
Size: 21 mm
Condition: EF/EF
Obv: Head of Herakles right.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field, Z below throne.
Ref: BM 207

1 commentsJorge C
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Celtic, Eastern Europe: Imitation of Philip III of Macedon (ca. 3rd-2nd century BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Mint in the lower Danube region (OTA 579; KMW 1468)18 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in semi-corrupt form; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; two monograms in left field, Greek Z below throne
Quant.Geek
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CELTIC, IMITATIVE (OF ALEXANDER III OF MACEDON)14 viewsAE 15 mm; 2.62 g
O: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress knotted at throat, right
R: Club and bowcase (reverse is slightly concave)
laney
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Celtic, Lower Danube, Uncertain tribe. 2nd century B.C.19 viewsAR Drachm
Imitating Philip III of Macedon
O: Head of Herakles wearing lions skin headdress knotted at throat, right.
R: Zeus enthroned holding eagle.
19mm
3.61g
Lanz 939; CCCBM I 203-4

Die crack at 1 O'Clock
Mat
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CELTIC. Danube Region. Imitating Philip III. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm42 viewsCELTIC. Danube Region. Imitating Philip III. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm - 16.44 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monograms in inner left field; I under throne. Kostial 907; CCCBM I 189; Göbl, OTA 579.9. VF, weak reverse.

ex Vauctions
areich
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative62 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Alexander or Philip III, c. 150 B.C. - c. 50 A.D.,
Silver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII (or similar)
Fair, 3.314g, 19.1mm, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress; reverse Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right; struck with extremely worn dies. ex Forvm
Randygeki(h2)
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Celts, Lower Danube15 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. 3rd-2nd c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.57 gm). Imitating Alexander III. Herakles r., wearing lionskin. High relief and crude style / Zeus Aëtophoros seated l on throne. Eagle on outstretched hand. Remnant of MA monogram l., Ξ below throne, & legend ΛΛΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙ to r. and …MIMIVII… below. VF/F. Bt. Coral Gables 2001. Allen BMC (CCCBM I) 188; Castelin 1348; Göbl OTA 581/3; Kostial Lanz 906-918; KMW 1466; Pink 581. cf CNG EA 363 #213.Christian T
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Celts, Lower Danube. Imitating Philip III Arrhidaios1 viewsImitation of Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Celts in the Lower Danube. Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΙΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (sic), Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre; two monograms in l. field, Ɪ below throne. Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501. VF. Good style for issue. SNG Cop 2 #1086; HGC 3.1 #973g; Lukanc 2; Muller plate XXVIII #93 (Philip III); Price P151 (Aradus); Gobl OTA plate 44 #579.4; Dembski KMW 1468; Kostial Sammlung Lanz p. 154 #898ff; Sammlung Flesche 740; CCCBM I #192; cf. Roma Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501.Anaximander
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Charakene, Attembelos IV, ca. 53 - 64 AD19 viewsAE tdr, 15,01gr, 25,38mm,
SGIC 5924var. (Attambelos III.), Mitch. ACW 729var. (Attambelos III.),
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 spiral locks, short beard; countermark monogram in neck area;
rev.: naked Herakles on rock or omphalos resting club on knee;
ex: Baltimore Coin Show.
Schatz
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Cilicia, AR Trihemitetartemorion, Added to the Wildwinds site. Very Rare.9 viewsUncertain Mint 4th Century B.C. 0.35g - 7.1mm, Axis 9h.

Obv: Female head wearing petasos right.

Rev: Persian male head right wearing wolf-skin headdress (or head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress).

Göktürk 94 in "Small Coins from Cilicia and surroundings"; Troxell & Kagan 19 in "Cilician and Neighbours in Miniature".
Christian Scarlioli
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Cilicia, Irenopolis, Marcus Aurelius SNG Paris 225842 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 20, 7.84g
obv. AVRHLIOC - KAI[CAR]
laureate head r.
rev. IRHNO[POLITWN] - MHTROP (RO ligated)
Herakles, nude, reclining l. on lion's skin, legs crossed, holding knotted club in r.
hand and with l. hand lion's skin of which the legs hanging down; from the
lion's mouth water is flowing.
ref. SNG Levante Supp. 381 (this coin); SNG Paris 2258. Both don't mentioned the flowing water!
added to www.wildwinds.com

Perhaps the reverse shows Herakles as fountain figure.
Jochen
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Cilicia, Mallos, obol18 views10mm, 0.70g
obv: bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress
rev: MA, swan left, head reverted, on kernel of grain
Klein -
areich
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Cilicia, Seleukia ad Calycadnum, Gallienus SNG Lev. 78957 viewsGallienus AD 253-268
AE 26, 10g
obv. AYK PLK GALLIHN / OC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind,laureate, r.
rev. C[E]LEYK - E - WN K / ALYK / ADN / W
Athena stg. r., shield in l. hand, stabs with spear on Giant with snakelike feet,
kneeling before her. He grabs her spear with l. hand and has a rock in his
raised r. hand to throw it on her.
SNG Levante 789; BMC 57
rare, about VF

The reverse shows a scene of the Gigantomachia. After Zeus has locked up the Titans in the Tartaros Gaia sets her sons, the Giants, on the Olympic gods. They are human shaped with snakelike feet. The battle occured at Phlegra. The Giants throw rocks and mountains. They couldn't be killed by gods, only by humans. So Herakles came into play. He shot a poisoned arrow on Alkyoneus and dragged him over the frontier where he died. Athena throw the island of Sicily on another Giant where he was buried. His fire breathing came out of the Aetna until today.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III, SNG Copenhagen 383 cf.28 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 35
obv. AVT KAI M ANT GOR[DIANOC CEB]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
in field l. and r. P - P
rev. TARCOV MHTROPOLEW
Herakles, bearded(?), nude, stg. facing, head l., resting with r. hand on his club, holding
over l. arm the lion-skin and in the outstretched l. hand five apples.; l. beside him a tree
with twigs, entwined by a nake.
in the upper r. field A / G, in the lower l. field M / K
Ref.: cf. SNG Copenhagen 383
very rare, good F/about VF, trace of ancient smoothing process on rev. The coin is in the usual rough state of the coins of Tarsos.

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Heracles, AE2944 views29mm, 10.68g
obv: A∆PIANHC TAPCOY, bearded head of Herakles right, club across shoulder
rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC; Perseus left holding harpa and small statue of Apollo holding wolves, lion bringing down bull at feet, ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ in field
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Philip I, SNG Levante 115237 viewsCilicia, Tarsos, Philip I, AD 244-249
AE 37, 19.96g
obv. AVT KAI IOV FILIPPON [EVT] EVC CE
bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
P-P l. and r. in field
rev. TARCOV THC MHTR[OP]OLEWC
Herakles stg. facing, head l., leaning l., wrestling Antaios; he lifts Antaios up
into the air by the waist while Antaios tries to break his grip;
B to left, A/M/K/G to right
SNG Levante 1153 (same dies); Hunter S.556, 59, pl. LX, 18 (rev. same die); Voegtli 17h
good F, usual roughness

For more information please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos;Hercules standing r. AE 348 viewsGordian III; Cilicia, Tarsus, 238-244 A.D. AE 34, 22.22g. Rev: Hercules standing r., head l., holding branch (?) in r. hand and bow with arrow in l. hand, lionskin over l. shoulder and falling from l. arm. Cf. SNG Levante 1127 (same Obv. die, different Hercules rev. type). Rare: this exact Hercules type not in Paris, Levante, BMC, Righetti, Winsemann Falghera, or Lindgren. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Cilicia, Uncertain101 viewsCILICIA
AR Obol (11mm, 0.74 g)

Head of Herakles left, lion's skin tied around neck
Three-quarter facing female bust, head turned slightly left, wearing veil and necklace

SNG Levante 220
*SNG Berry 1282 to Nagidos under Pharnabazos (Thank you Frank)
From the David Herman Collection
Ex-CNG
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CILICIA: Tarsos7 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. After 164 BC?. Æ 21mm. Draped, veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / TARSEW[N], Sandan-Herakles standing right on Acheloios Kalykadnos as a winged(?) man-faced bull, within a pyramidal monument surmounted by an eagle; two monograms left. MSP I, 501.Molinari
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Coinage in the name of Alexander III, 336-323 BC. 7 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 35mm, 16.5g, 12h; Mesembria mint. Local issue, struck 250-175 BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; Corinthian helmet before, EYΦA under throne.
Reference: Price 1035 / 17-137-275
John Anthony
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Countermark (star) on unidentified GREEK AE65 viewsHerakles with lion skin - young rider
countermark star
Franz-Josef M
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Countermark on Gordian III --AE26, Temnus.261 viewsGordian III --AE26, Temnus. R: Herakles standing left with club, lionskin and kantharos. Unknown c/m on obverse. (featherz)featherz
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Countermark on reverse of Alexander III, Cyprus Amathus 141 viewsAlexander the great AE
Amathus,Cyprus
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse: Club and quiver,below ,eagle flying left,star over quiver.Between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
16.47mm 4.48g
PRICE 3090 ,TZIAMBAZIS 38/3
maik
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Crab434 viewsObverse: Herakles standing right, holding club
Reverse: Crab, Punic letters below
Mint : Island of Tunisia
Date : 2nd Century BC
Reference : SNG Cop-477-8
Weight : 6.87g
Dealer : HJB
Acquired: 30/04/04
Size :AE 20
Comments : Legend says that while Herakles fought the Hydra the goddess Hera sent down a giant crab which attacked his feet
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CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikokreon. Circa 331-310 BC. AR Tetradrachm10 views27.5mm, 17.18 g, 1h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Struck circa 332/1-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; bow in left field. Zapiti & Michaelidou 5–6; Price 3139; Newell, Some 7. Near VF, toned, sharply struck on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan.
Leo
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Dacian Celts, Imitative of Philip III, 2nd Century B.C.29 viewsSilver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII, Fair, 1.927g, 15.7mm, obverse stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress, dot border; reverse PIL, Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right, monogram left (double ax with dot above), dot border; imitative of drachm of Philip III of Macedoncwonsidler
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Danube Region, Celtic, Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC130 viewsCeltic, Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm. 33mm 16.47g
O: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
R: HPAKLEOYE EWTHPOE THAEIWN, nude Herakles standing left with club & lion skin; M to left.
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Danubian Celts, Carpathian Region33 viewsCelts, Danubian, Carpathian Region, Uncertain Tribe. 1st c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83 gm). Imitating Thasos Celticized and degraded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Celticized Herakles, standing facing, holding club and lionskin. Legend degraded to mere dots. VF. CNG 51 #19. Göbl OTA Class V; cf Kostial Lanz 983-994.2 commentsChristian T
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Demetrios Poliorketes 306-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Tarsos2 viewsMacedon, Demetrios Poliorketes  306-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 gm) of Tarsos, 298-295 BC. Head of Herakles r., clad in lion skin headdress. In the name and types of Alexander III. / Zeus Aetophoros seated l., holding eagle and scepter. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. AI monogram inside circle to l.  VF.  CNG EA262 #57. Newell DP p. 48 #32 XXXV #71 (same dies, plate IV #1); HGC 3.1 #1010; Price 3083; Muller 1598; SNG Fitzwilliam 2300 (same dies). cf. Nomos 11 #69.Anaximander
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Dikaia, Thrace Drachm -- 492-475 BC18 views3.17 g, 15.80 mm, 180°
Minted in Dikaia, Thrace
Silver Drachm
Schönert-Geiss Bisanthe 28 (V1/R1), SNG Cop 552 (Same Dies), Traité II 1795 (Different Dies, Selymbria)

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: Shallow Incuse Square Containing Rooster Standing Right Within Dotted, Square Border

Dikaia was located in Thrace, in the region between the river Nestos and the river Hebros. It was founded by settlers from Eretria. Dikaia has also been known as “Dikaia Beside Abdera” to differentiate it from Dikaia in Macedonia. Eponymous mythical founder was Dikaios, son of Poseidon. Coins from Dikaia circulated as far as Egypt in ancient times, a testament to its large commercial activities. Another testimony to this is the large sums it paid in taxes to Athens in the 5th century BC; combined with Abdera, this amount reached 75 talents each year. Mentions of the city in the works of Strabo, Skylac, and Pliny indicate that it survived until Roman times. Dikaia has now been identified as the small archaeological site of Katsamakia.
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A FORVM purchase of mine. Purchased primarily for the archaic style Head of Herakles on the obverse, I've come to love this coin among my favorites.
Hydro
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Dikaia; Hemidrachm; Head of Herakles r./ Cock r. with worm in its beak18 viewsThrace, Dikaia. Circa 500-480 B.C. AR Hemidrachm. 11mm, 1.6g; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Cock right, worm in its beak, in dotted incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 553.1 commentsPodiceps
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Diobol, Herakles/ Palladion9 viewsMysia, Pergamon AR Diobol. ca 330-284 B.C. 12mm, 1.2g. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin / ΠΕΡΓΑ, the Palladion facing, holding spear & shield. SNG Cop 317, Sear GCV II 3941Podiceps
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Diobol. Herakles/ ΠΕΡΓΑ, the Palladion facing17 viewsMysia, Pergamon AR Diobol. 1,3g, 10mm. ca 330-284 B.C. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin / ΠΕΡΓΑ, the Palladion facing, holding spear & shield. SNG Cop 317, Sear GCV II 3941. Podiceps
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Dionysus | Herakles * Thasos, Thrace - AR Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.98 views
Dionysus | Herakles - Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Dionysus wreathed in ivy, right-facing, long free-coils of hair falling upon shoulder.
Rev: Herakles, nude, standing facing, head left, holding olive-branch club at rest, draped in lion's skin, left hand resting on hip. M Monogram between right knee and club: HPAKΛEOYΣ, down-vertical in right field - ΘAΣIΩN, horizontal below - ΣΩTHPOΣ, down-vertical in left field.

Exergue: ΘAΣIΩN

Mint: Thasos
Struck: post 148 BC.

Size: 33.62 mm.
Weight: 16.91 grm.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Beautiful overall. Well centered, nicely struck. Bright, clear and lustrous silver, superb devices and legends. Subtle, but distinctive toning.

Refs:*
Sear, GCV, 1759.
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Drachm imitating Alexander III, eastern Celts (or Thraco-Getae), from danube region, 2.-1. century BC. AR 19mm40 viewsDrachm imitating Alexander III, eastern Celts (or Thraco-Getae), from danube region, 2.-1. century BC.
Obv. head of Herakles right
Rev. Zeus Aetophoros with sceptre on throne left, Amphora
Ref. Göbl OTA 577
Dembski coll. KHM Vienna 1463
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)42 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
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Eastern Celts, Imitation of a Alexander III AR Drachm.6 viewsUncertain Mint 310-275 B.C. 2.35g - 16.3mm, Axis 2h.
Obv: Celticized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Celticized Zeus seated left on throne, holding sceptre and eagle. Control: monogram in left field.
Lanz 943.
Christian Scarlioli
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Eastern Celts, Imitation of a Alexander III AR Drachm.7 viewsUncertain Mint 1st Century B.C. 3.65g - 17.6mm, 12h.
Obv:Celticized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΔΙΘ - Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; crayfish below.
Cf. OTA 57.
Christian Scarlioli
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EB0003 DANUBIAN CELTS9 viewsDANUBIAN CELTS, AR drm., 336-200 BC
Obverse: (Imitative of Alex. the Great), barbarized Young Herakles head
Reverse: Zeus enthroned (oops, rotated 90 degrees CCW)
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.439 g
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EB000921 viewsTarentum, CALABRIA , AR diobol
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: Herakles strangling lion
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 0.652 g
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EB0021 Dionysos / Herakles6 viewsThasos, Thrace, Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: HΡAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTH ΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.
References: BMC 74; Sear Greek 1759.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.833g.
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EB0083 Herakles / Zeus9 viewsAlexander III, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left; thunderbolt before, HA monogram below throne. (Note: dark areas are dirt, not corrosion).
References: -.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 17.2g.
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EB0084 Herakles / Zeus21 viewsAlexander III, Babylon, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 325-317 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right and beneath Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; M in left field, ΛY beneath chair above the strut.
References: Price 3692; Mueller 1272.
Diameter: 25.5mm Weight: 17.202g. Axis: 240°.
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EB0085 Herakles / Zeus4 viewsAlexander III, Sidon?, MACEDONIA, obol, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΣI in left field.
References: Cf. Price 3475, MULLER 3934.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.653g.
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EB0086 Herakles / Zeus4 viewsAlexander III AR Drachm. Abydos mint. ca 310-297 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left with eagle and sceptre; monogram in left field, Phrygian cap? beneath chair.
References: Cf. Price 1577.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.017g.
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EB0087 Herakles / Zeus3 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III AR Drachm. Sardes mint, struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos ca 320-319 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left; in left field, TI above star.
References: Cf. Price 2626-2629.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.132g.
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EB0088 Herakles / Zeus3 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. Temnos, late posthumous issue, ca. 188-170 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, E and ΠA monogram above oenochoe beneath vine tendril in left field.
References: Price 1678.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 16.22g.
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EB0089 Herakles / Zeus13 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander III, AR tetradrachm. Posthumous issue, year 26 = 187-188 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. AΣ over date K :Csquare: in left field, rectangular Seleukid countermark of anchor to right.
References: SNG Israel 1235, Price 2901.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.55g.
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EB0189 Herakles / Lion5 viewsSyracuse, Agathokles, SICILY, AE 22, 317-289 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Herakles left.
Reverse: Lion walking right, club above.
References: SG 1201, BMC 2.389.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 8.083g.
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EB0189.2 Syracuse, Agathokles, SICILY, AE 2453 viewsSyracuse, Agathokles, SICILY, AE 24, 317 BC-289 BC
Obverse: Young Herakles head R.
Reverse: Lion R., club above. Signs of overstriking (thunderbolt) on foreleg.
References: SG 1201 (SG 1200 for thunderbolt?)
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 8.011 g

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EB0192 Herakles / Athena5 viewsSyracuse, Pyrrhos, SICILY, AE 22, 278-276 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin. Signs of overstriking.
Reverse: ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Athena Promachos advancing right, wielding spear and holding shield on outstretched left arm.
References: SG 1214; BMC 2.503; Weber 1699.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 10.543g.
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EB0199 Herakles / Horse & rider6 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Antigonus Gonatas, AE 19, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: B-A, youth on horse jumping right, ANTI monogram below.
References: SG 6787; Seaby 570; SNGCop 1216.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.612g.
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EB0199.1 Herakles / Tripod7 viewsPHILIPPI Macedonia, AE 18, ca. 356-345 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles left in lionskin.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠΩN downwards to right, tripod with three rings, the two outer ones seen from the side.
References: Cf. Bellinger, Philippi, Group Ic, 5; HGC 3, 632.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.382g.
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EB0199.2 Herakles / Club & Bow4 viewsAlexander III Macedonia, AE 18, 336-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: [AΛ]EΞANΔΡOY, club above, bow and bowcase below.
References: Cf. Price 266.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 6.476.
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EB0216 Herakles / Legend4 viewsErythrai, IONIA, AE 15, 300-200 BC.
Obverse: Young Herakles head right, clad in lion skin head-dress.
Reverse: EΡY / AYTONO / MOΣ / AYTONO / MOY in five lines [within wreath].
References: Cf. SG 4441; BMC 112.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.404g.
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EB0219 Herakles / Thunderbolt2 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AE 13, 190-130 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Herakles right, club at shoulder.
Reverse: Σ-E, winged thunderbolt, bow to right.
References: SG 5491; BMC 47-48, SNG Cop 263, Lindgren 1353, SNGvA 5822.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 2.355g.
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EB0219.1 Herakles / Thunderbolt3 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AE 12, 190-130 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Herakles right, club at shoulder.
Reverse: Σ-E, winged thunderbolt, bow to right.
References: SG 5491; BMC 47-48, SNG Cop 263, Lindgren 1353, SNGvA 5822.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 2.543g.
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EB0225 Herakles / Apollo5 viewsAlexander I Balas, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 18, 152-145 BC.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right hand, resting left on bow, palm frond outer left, monogram to right.
References: SG 7039.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 7.137g.
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EB0266 Herakles / Nike2 viewsLysimachia, Thrace, AE 18, 309-220 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right.
Reverse: ΛYΣIMAXEΩN, Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath.
References: BMC 5; SNG Cop 914; Moushmov 5499.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.097g.
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EB0296 Herakles / Lion4 viewsKings of Galatia, Amyntas, AE 24mm, 36-25 BC.
Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles right, club behind.
Reverse: Lion prowling right.
References: Weber 7764 var; SNG Cop 96; BMC 9.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 11.677g.
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EB0314 Kamnaskires VI9 viewsKamnaskires VI (?), Billon Tdrm, c. late first cent AD.
Obverse: Diademed bearded bust left with trident or anchor behind with star and crescent.
Reverse: Stylized head left with legends around on four sides in corrupt Greek. The rev head could be Jupiter, Herakles or an unknown successor to Kamnaskires.
References: Cf. Mitchiner ACW 703-705 variant; BMC pl. XXXIX, 3.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 13.207g.
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EB0546 Hadrian / Club20 viewsHadrian, AR Hemidrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia. Year 4 = 120-121 AD.
Obv: AVTO KAIC TRAI ADRIANOC CEBACT, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder
Rev: Date ET-Δ (year 4), club of Herakles.
References: Syd 257; Metcalf 85.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.586 grams.
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Egypt, Ptolemy V Philometer, SNGCOP 270-271 50 viewsAlexandria mint, Ptolemy V Philometer Obol, 205-180 B.C. AE, 23mm 8.45g, Svoronos 1376 (as Ptolemy VI - Commemoration of Kleopatra I Series - Struck 181/174BC) - SNGCOP 270-271 (NOTE (per ptolemae’s site)- Attributed as Ptolemy V by C. Lorber based on modern hoard data
O: Bearded Herakles in lion skin headdress, facing right
R: BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOY, Eagle standing f/L on thunderbolt, kerykeion over right shoulder, KAPPA control symbol between legs

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Elgabalus, Nikopolis25 viewsElgabalus
Ae 26mm; 12.05g

AVT K M AVPH - ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

(VN NOB IOV POVΦOV) NIKOPOLITWN PROCICTR
O-N in fields
Herakles standing, facing, head left, leaning on club in right hand, lion skin draped over left forearm

HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.7 (same dies)
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Epidamnos41 viewsIllyria Epidamnos -Dyrrhachium
Ar Hemidrachm 250-229 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΔΥΡ;Pegasus flying right

1.16gm 12.14mm

Sear 1896 drachm
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Erythrae, region of Ionia 385 - 285 BC17 viewsErythrae, region of Ionia 385 - 285 BC


Obv: Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Rev: EPY above head and neck of bull right, club to left.

Diameter: 10 mm. / Weight: 0,89 gms. / Material: Æ-Bronze

Refs: BMC 38; SEAR 4434.
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Erythrai16 viewsErythrai Ionia 330-300 b.c
Silver Tetradrachm

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;EPY, magistrates name at center

21.49mm 11.02gm

SEAR 4422

Obverse from Alexanders "Herakles" tetradrachms
Reverse from Alexanders bronzes.

Possible lifetime
maik
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Farnese Hercules19 viewsThe Farnese Hercules is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. It is a colossal copy made after a smaller Lysippos original, and intended to adorn the Baths of Caracalla. The sculpture was discovered and removed from the baths in 1546, entering the famous collection of Alessandro Farnese. It now resides in the museum of Naples.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farnese_Hercules
Joe Sermarini
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Faustina Junior, Judaea69 viewsJUDAEA, Gaza.
Æ 16mm; 3.95 g

CEBACTH,
Draped bust right

GAZA
Herakles standing right, leaning on club, lion’s skin over arm; Marnas symbol to left.
date HKC at top left - Dated 228 (AD 167/168)

Mionnet V, 159 corr.; Rosenberger 105 var; SNG ANS 936 var (reverse legend).

From the J.S. Wagner Collection /Ex-CNG
wildwinds example (this coin)
arizonarobin
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Syria, Seleukid Kingdom; Antiochus IX Philopator Kyzikenos; Antioch 114-96 BC; Bronze AE18

- Laureate head of bearded Herakles right, round dot border

- BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛOΠATΡOΣ
- BASILEWS / ANTIOXOY / FILOPATOROS
- Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting left hand on shield at her side, spear behind her.

5.30gm / 18.31mm / Axis: 0

References:
Hoover 1250
SC 2368
BMC 24
Sear Greece 7172
CSE 344

Notes: Dec 20, 15 - Obverse is high off center but shows decent detail. Reverse is left off centered on a tight flan. Left control marks (if present) are off flan. There appears to be a date mark in exergue, but it is under corrosion and unidentifiable at this point. – Compare to coin found here: http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album266/17_Ant_IX_AE_19?full=1 from The Ruth and Louise McCollum Memorial Collection of Ancient Coin Images (Link courtesy of Mark Lehman)
Jonathan P
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Fourree of Alexander III of Macadonia AE 16mm15 viewsFourree of Alexander III of Macadonia Drachm C. 320-290 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress.
Rev. ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre.

( I was advised by Dr. Ilya Prokopov that the silver coating on this coin was most probably destroyed by fire, leaving the bronze core with a very soft look. )
Lee S
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gadaraspijk0816 viewsElagabalus
Gadara

Obv: …ANTWNIN, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ΓAΔAP..., bust of Herakles laureate right, lion's skin knotted around neck.
22 mm, 9.38 gms

Spijkerman 81 variant (bust seen from front instead of rear)
Charles M
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GADES (Cadiz), Spain AE 'as'. Pre Roman Spain, circa 237 BC. Two tuna fish, Punic legend. Head of Herakles in lion skin. 49 viewsGADES (Cadiz), Spain, AE as. Head of Hercules to left, club behind. Reverse - Two tuna to left, Punic legend above and below, crescent between dot and letter alef, point between tuna. 25mm, 13.0g. FAB-1339. Scarce. 1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Gades Sestertius FAB 1073107 viewsObserve: Herakles head to the left with a lion skin, club behind.
Reverse: PONT. BALBVS. Knife, simpulus and axe.
Weight: 34,2 gr. Size: 36 mm.
Date: 19 B.C.
Corduba
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Gades, Hispania, AE 21 viewsObv. Head of young Herakles left, wearing lionskin
Rev. Punic legends, 2 tunny fish swimming left. Unknown countermark Ivy leaf?
Skyler
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Gades, Spain, AE As 26 viewsHead of young Herakles left, wearing lionskin / Punic legends, 2 tunny fish swimming left.
6,72 gr. 24,5 mm.
Burgos (2008) 1343
Antonivs Protti
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Gades, Spain, AE As 21 viewsHead of young Herakles left, wearing lionskin / Punic legends, 2 tunny fish swimming left.
Burgos (2008) 1343.
Antonivs Protti
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Gadir (Gades), Spain, AE26; Herakles/ two tunny fish left8 viewsGadir (Gades), Spain, 2nd Century B.C. Bronze AE 26, SNG BM Spain 236 (same reverse die); Burgos 1010; CNH p. 86, 35, aF, Gadir mint, 12.246g, 26.4mm, 180o, 2nd century B.C.; obverse head of Herakles left, wearing lion scalp headdress; reverse , two tunny fish left, crescent with pellet between heads, central pellet, Punic aleph between tails, mp'l above, and gdr below. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Gela, Sicily, c. 339 - 310 B.C.11 viewsBronze AE 16, 3.354g, 15.9mm, 90o, Gela mint, c. 339 - 310 B.C.
Obv: Youthful head of Herakles wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress.
Rev: Bearded head of the River God of Gelas right, wearing a reed wreath.
Ref: Calciati III p. 28, 56; Jenkins Gela 541, SNG München 323, SNG ANS -
VF
Rare
mjabrial
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Germany, Berlin, The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis, Pergamon Museum Berlin124 viewsThe monumental gateway, which stood at the northeast corner of the sanctuary, was built by Eumenes II in the early 2nd century BC. The two-storey building, had a porch of four Doric columns (tetrastyle) on the ground floor, above which was a dedicatory inscription by Eumenes to Athena Nikephoros. The upper storey was a balcony with four Ionic columns and fronted by a military frieze depicting armour and weapons. The Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros, on the southwest corner of the walled citadel on the Acropolis, was one of Pergamon's oldest religious centres, used for the worship of Athena and Nike. The cult of Athena at Pergamon had associations with the city's mythical founder Telephos, the son of Herakles and Auge, who was a priestess of Athena. The Attalid rulers of Pergamon claimed to be descendants of Telephos, and thus of Herakles and Auge.Joe Sermarini
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Germe; Head of Herakles r./ Lion r. AE 1511 viewsLydia, Germe. 211-217 A.D. AE 15.29mm, 1.56g; Obverse: Bearded head of Herakles right. Reverse: Lion walking right. BMC Mysia 7.Podiceps
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Geta (as Caesar), 198–209 CE64 viewsGeta (as Caesar); 198–209 CE. AR denarius, Rome mint, 199–202 CE; 3.27g. BMCRE S234 note, RIC 16b, RSC 157. Obv: P SEPT GETA – CAES PONT; boy’s bare-headed draped bust right. Rx: PR – INC – IVV – ENT; Geta, in military dress, standing half-left, holding branch and reversed spear; behind, trophy. Issued during the reign of Septimius Severus.

ex Henry Hall Wilson Collection, purchased from Herakles Numismatics, 25 June 2011

H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), an administrative assistant and congressional liaison for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and president of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1967 to 1973.
3 commentsMichael K5
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Geta / Nikopolis48 viewsÆ Roman provincial / Geta.
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis

Λ ΑVΡ Κ ΓΕΤΑΣ Bust right
ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ΙC - Herakles standing left, club in right hand, lions skin in left.

2.83 gr , 18 mm.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Geta Caesar13 viewsThrace. Hadrianopolis (Roman province)

AE 209 - 211 CE

Length: 16mm

Obverse: Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC K
Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ
Apollo(or Herakles, not certain) advancing right, drawing bow.
Pericles J2
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GORDIAN III36 viewsAE 26. Hadrianopolis 238-244 AD. 9,71 grs. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right . AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVG. / Herakles standing right, nude, with both hands grasping the head of the Cretan bull, running right, and jerking it back. AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN.
BMC Thrace pg. 120, 34. Mionnet suppl. II, pg. 330, 786.
benito
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Gordian III38 viewsAE 26. Hadrianopolis 238-244 AD. 9,71 grs. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right . AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVG. / Herakles standing right, nude, with both hands grasping the head of the Cretan bull, running right, and jerking it back. AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN.
BMC Thrace pg. 120, 34. Mionnet suppl. II, pg. 330, 786.
benito
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Gordian III Temple wAsklepios13 viewsGordian III Nicopolis AE 26 Temple of Asklepios MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum mint. AE 26 mm, 13.34 g. Obv.: Radiate, draped
bust right. Legend in Greek. Rev.: Temple with statue of Asklepios inside or possibly Herakles according to H/J 8.36.46.6 Legend in Greek.
Romanorvm
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Gordus-Julia - AE7 viewsc. 198-235 AD
bust of Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted around neck
lion walking right
ΓOPΔHNΩN
IOVΛI
BMC 91, 15; SNG München 183
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Gordus-Julia. Head of Herakles right/ IOVΛI; Lion walking right8 viewsLydia, Gordus-Julia. Roman Imperial Times (late 2nd-early 3rd century A.D.), AE 14mm (1.59g) Head of bearded Heracles right, lion’s skin around neck ΓOPΔHNΩN / IOVΛI; Lion walking right. BMC 15; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Greek14 viewsAE 1/2 unit Macedonian Kingdom, 336-323 B.C.
Ob. Macedonian shield, at center head of Herakles 3/4 facing clad in lion skin head-dress
Rev. B-A, crested helmet, grain ear below on right
1 commentsnathan s2
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Greek13 viewsAR diobol, Pergamon, Mysia 330-284 B.C.
Ob. Head of young Herakles clad in lions scalp.
Rev. Cult statue of Athena facing, calathus on head, drapery over the arms, spear in right, shield wuth hanging fillet in left.
nathan s2
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GREEK62 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III "the Great".
AR Drachm. Sardes c.322-319 AD. Struck under Philip III. 4,35 grs. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus seated left holding eagle in right hand,scepter in left, bee above T I before. AΛΕΞANΔPOY behind.
Price 2626. ADM I .Series XIV 283-288.
Ex.Barry P.Murphy.
3 commentsbenito
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Greek - Alexander III (The Great) (356-323 BCE)6 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.67 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Macedonia; Date: 356-323 BCE; Obverse: Head of young Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Club and bow in bowcase - symbol above club; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander) between. References: Sear #6739.museumguy
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greek - AR Drachm - Philip III, 323-317 BC (prototype of celtic coins)53 viewsobv: (head of Herakles right wearing lions skin)
rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΓΑ monogram below (Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre)
ref: SG 6751
Rare

berserker
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Greek - Bithynia - Prusias II Cynegus (220-149 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 4.02 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Bithynia; Date: 182-149 BCE; Obverse: Head of mature Prusias right, wearing a winged diadem. Reverse: Herakles standing left, holding club in right hand, lion's skin in left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ left - monogram MHT to right. References: SNG Cop. #631; BMC 13.210.3; Sear #7268.museumguy
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Greek - Ionia, Erythrai2 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.67 grams; Denomination: Tetrobol; Mint: Erythrai, Ionia; Date: 300-200 BCE; Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right and wearing lion skin (reference to Nemean Lion). Reverse: Three-lined inscription - ATAKOΣ ΠAPAMONOY / EPY (Batakos, son of Paramonos, magistrate). References: BMC #109; Sear #4441 (different magistrate).museumguy
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greek - KASSANDER AE18 - 316-306 BC - Macedonian Kingdom36 viewsobv: Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin head-dress
rev: : Inscription "ΚΑΣΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ" above and beaneath lion seated right Monogram H
ref: SNG C 1138 variety, Sear #6753, Moushmov 7267
2.25gms, 17-18mm
Very scarce
Kassander was son of Antipater, Regent of Macedon appointed by Alexander. Kassander succeeded to the government of the country on his father’s death in 319 B.C. He was notorious for his cruelty and in 311 B.C. he executed Alexander’s widow Roxana and her young son Alexander IV. In 305 B.C. he assumed the title of King. Died in 297 BC.
berserker
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Greek - Kassander Bronze AE 1847 viewsGreek Bronze AE 18, Pella or Amphipolis mint, 305 - 297 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse "BASILEWS KASSANDROU", horseman riding right, right arm raised, diagonal thunderbolt below horse, "A" right4 commentsNeal A
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greek - SARDOS Lydia AE18 before BC12324 viewsobv:Laureate bust of a young Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck
rev: SARDIANWN nude Apollo standing left, holding bird in extended right hand, laurel branch in left; monogram before, magistrate HRAIOS; all within laurel wreath
ref:BMC36
8.60g, 18mm
berserker
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Greek black figure pottery13 viewsGreek black figure pottery fragment depicting a bird. This may be from a scene depicting Herakles and the Stymphalian birds. They were a flock of man eating birds able to shoot their feathers like arrows and infested a lake near Stymphalos. Herakles was, as one of his labours, sent to drive them out.mauseus
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Greek black figure pottery12 viewsGreek black figure pottery depicting a swan-like bird with wings outstretched. This may be from a scene depicting Herakles and the Stymphalian birds. They were a flock of man eating birds able to shoot their feathers like arrows and infested a lake near Stymphalos. Herakles was, as one of his labours, sent to drive them out.mauseus
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GREEK Lesbos Mytilene Alexander Tetratdrachm23 viewsLESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 215-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.73 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above lyre. Price 1699; HGC 6, 1046.
CNG Auction 348 lot 269.
Diogenes
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Greek, Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon575 viewsDate: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.4 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field
Price 13
5 commentsViriathus
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Greek, Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.245 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.



*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Greek, Apulia, Tarentum, AR Diobol41 viewsStruck circa 380 - 325 B.C.

The obverse with the head of Athena facing right, wearing crested helmet.

The reverse with Herakles kneeling right wrestling against Nemean lion.

Diameter: 12 mm

Weight: 1.00 g
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GREEK, Apulia, Tarentum, Silver Diobol Coin46 viewsStruck circa 380 - 325 B.C.
The obverse with the head of Athena facing right, wearing crested helmet.
The reverse with Herakles kneeling right wrestling against the Nemean lion.
Diameter: 12 mm Weight: 1.20 g
superflex
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C688 viewsDiademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios). Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.
(33 mm,16.68 g, 12h)
ex-CNG

At 33mm diameter this is a big coin, for an undoubtedly big man, despite him scoring only two sentences of mention in the surviving ancient written historical record.
16 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrious I Aniketos - Tetradrachm203 viewsObv: Within a circular dotted border, Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress.

Rev: Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios) written in Greek on either side.

Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.


At 35mm and weighing nearly 17g, this specimen is one of the best extant examples with a huge flan size complete with dotted border.
4 commentsmitresh
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 225-200/190 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 10 A184 viewsStylised diademed head of mature Euthydemos right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on knee, PK monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 10 A; SNG ANS 138; Kritt B14; Mitchiner 94a; Qunduz 15-18. Baktra/Balkh mint ca. 210-206 BC.
(26 mm, 16.57 g, 12h)

The portrait on this coin is a stylized version of the mature portrait of the king, in which Euthydemos is made to appear more youthful and stronger than the realistic representation on preceding coins. This stylization appears to have been a propaganda response to the challenge posed by the invasion of Baktria by a more youthful Antiochos III in 208-206 BC. This portrayal of the king contrasts starkly with the elderly image that emerged on coinage in the years following the invasion by Antiochos III.
1 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos II, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C220 viewsDiademed and draped bust right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club and lion’s skin; PK monogram to inner left.
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 216; Mitchiner 113d; Qunduz 24-25; Sear 7536.
(32 mm, 16.32 g, 12h)
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika, AE1415 viewsHerakleia Pontika
AE 14mm

obv:head of young herakles right
rev: lion leaping,monogram above,club beneath
sear 3788
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GREEK, Bithynia, Prusias II / Herakles, 182 - 149 B.C.190 viewsBronze, 4.03 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Prusias facing right
wearing a winged diadem
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ right, ΠΡOΥΣΙOΥ left,
Herakles standing, left, holding club and
wearing a lionskin, monogram right
Sear 7268; BMC 13 p.210, 5
2 commentsJaimelai
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GREEK, Bithynia, Prusias II / Herakles, 182 - 149 B.C.21 viewsPrusias II, King of Bithynia. 182-149 BC. AE 17mm. Obv: Head of Prusias right, in a winged diadem / Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ right, ΠΡOΥΣΙOΥ left,, Herakles standing left, holding club in right hand, lionskin in left. monogram rt. RecGen 26; SNG Cop 631, BMC 6-7.
Coin appears to be cast in a white metal not bronze as expected. Said to be from an old Canadian collection. Sold by:- amfcoins, eBay, 31 Mar 2011 as: Unknown Silver ancient Greek drachm, 200-100 BC
ddwau
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GREEK, Boutin, Collection Pozzi 2945 (this coin); Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin)175 viewsBaktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm

Diademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 24. Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics, July 2013; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex-Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921), 2945.

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.
It was cleaned after the CSE 1294 image resulting in removal of surface deposits and 0.1 g lower weight than CSE, Holt and SNG Lockett listings
3 commentsn.igma
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GREEK, Caria, Kos, AE1118 viewsCaria,kos
AE 11mm

obv: head of herakles right
rev: crab
seaotter
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #129768 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h).
Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.
Leo
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)105 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igma
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Greek, Euthydemos II207 viewsTetradrachm, ca 190-170 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Euthydemos II.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ / Herakles standing, holding wreath, club, and lion's skin. PK monogram at left.
16.90 gm., 30 cm.
Sear #7536; Bepearachchi Serie 1C.
4 commentsCallimachus
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GREEK, ITALY, CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol145 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.1 commentsLeo
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GREEK, Kos, Caria, AR Drachm19 views63328. , cf. BMC Caria p. 198, 44 ff., SNG Cop 636 ff., SNGvA 2756 - 2757, SNG Keckman 293 - 294, Fine/Fair,
3.120 g,
14.1 mm,
Cos mint, c. 357 - 166 B.C.;
obverse bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KWION, crab, magistrates name and club below, all within square dot border; (Ex FORVM)


"Herakles was travelling by sea when Hera, who hated him, sent a storm, sinking his boats. Hercules and only a few friends survived, swimming to Kos. Once ashore they asked a shepherd for food and shelter. The shepherd refused and insulted Hercules and they fought. People from nearby Antimachia joined the fight against Hercules. Hercules and his friends slipped into a house, disguised as women, and escaped. Another town welcomed Hercules and declared war on Antimachia. Hercules killed the king of Antimachia and married the newly elected king's sister, Halkiopi. Their son, Thessalos, would later be the king of Kos and Nisyros."
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GREEK, Kos, Carian Islands, c. 345 - 340 B.C.23 viewsGS86516. Silver didrachm, Pixodarus p. 234, 13 (A2/P7); SNG Cop 619; Weber 6629; HGC 6 1305 (R1); BMC Caria p. 195, 18 ff. var. (magistrate); SNG Keckman 287 var. (same), gVF, attractive style, bold strike, toned, tight flan cutting off ethnic, corrosion, edge cracks, Kos mint, weight 6.369g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 0o, Ma[...], magistrate, c. 345 - 340 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse veiled female (Halkiopi?) head left, MA (magistrate) behind, KΩION below; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Laranda, Lycaonia, AR obol, 400-330 BC.151 viewsLaranda, Lycaonia, AR obol, 400-330 BC. 0.55gm 10 mm Bust of Herakles, facing , lionskin over shoulder, large H to left / Forepart of wolf right, star above. cf SNG France 3, 2311.

Very Rare
Britanikus
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Greek, Lysimachos, Unrecorded with the dolphin317 viewsKINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.14 g, 5h). Kolophon mint. Struck 299/8-297/6 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, dolphin above forepart of lion left; torch below throne. Thompson -; Müller -; Price -. Good VF, lightly toned, minor marks, small flaw on edge. Unrecorded with the dolphin.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. ( CNG e- 296 , Lot 25)
9 commentsSam
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - Alexander III, the Great - AE Half Unit35 viewsAlexander III the Great - AE - Uncertain mint in Macedonia
335-323 B.C.
Obv : head of Herakles right, with lionskin head-dress
Rev : ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club above and bow and bowcase below ; NI below
16 mm - 5.97 g
(Price 309)
Avita
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - Alexander III, the Great - Drachm46 viewsAR Drachm, struck in the name of Alexander III the Great, under the reign of Antigonos I Monophthalmos - Lampsacus Mint
Circa 310-301 B.C.
Obv : Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev : ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, forepart of Pegasus left in left field; o on N monogram beneath throne
17 mm - 4.16 g
(Price 1382, SNG Cop 887)
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great)26 viewsAlexnder III Macedonia unknown mint
AV: Herakles in lionskin
RV: Bow and quiver Legend ALEXANDROY in greek letters
size

Franz-Josef M
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 0111, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,357 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, (323 - 317 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Price 111, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,
avers:- No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
revers:- BAΣILEΩΣ-AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, laurel branch in left field.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 17,26g, axes: 8 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 322-320 B.C.,
date: posthumous, c. 322 - c. 320 B.C., ref: Price 111,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 2247b, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare! 279 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, (323 - 319 B.C.), Ar-Drachm, Price 2247b, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare!
avers:- Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck,
revers:- AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, griffin left;,
exerg: , diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,99g, axes: 10 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 2247b,
Q-001
quadrans
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great), Tetradrachm228 views- Tétradrachme, Alexandre le Grand, Cicilie (Tarse), 327-325 avant J.-C (Argent) Price 3016 300
Avers : Tête d'Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté.
Revers : E. Zeus assis à gauche sur un trône et tenant un aigle. Dans le champ, un araire.
Roger D2
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.415 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR

Alexander III. The Great. Struck at Colophon. AR Drachm.

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head.

Condition: almost extremely fine. 4.2 g., 18 mm. Price 1759
5 commentsPhiloromaos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great41 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.08 gms, 'Amphipolis' mint, Lifetime issue, Struck under Antipater, circa 325-323/2 BCE.
Obverse: head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, in left field, cock standing left. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in right field.
Price 79, Muller 392, Newell Demanhur 792, Troxell Issue E3, SNG Alphabank 478, SNG Oxford 2558
1 commentsScribonius Probus
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III the Great Bronze82 viewsAlexander the Great
Pella minted 325-310 B.C.
OBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing a lion's skin headdress
REV: B (thunderbolt) A between a club and bowcase.
18 mm
3 commentsbaseball_7
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC416 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.272 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins.
Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.
*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
8 commentsSam
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 325 – 310 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.38 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Reverse: A quiver (arrow case) placed on top of a bow and below it a club, large B A between; mint-mark, below the club, is a laurel branch.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 7
Price: 385 | Sear: 6742

This coin is a sub-type of the quiver type (Type 1B), with the inscription now reading B A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = KING ALEXANDER). Price believed this coin type was minted both during and after Alexander's lifetime.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 336 – 320 BC at Miletus, Caria.42 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Bow in Gorytos (a case for bow and quiver) above, club and compound ΠΥΡ monogram below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 5.79gms | Die Axis: 3
Price:0335

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but, although Price supposes this coin to be a lifetime issue, Thompson proposes the posthumous date of 321 – 320 BC (Thompson series VI) based on the ΠΥΡ control mark.

It is difficult to interpret the die orientation in these issues because not only is it unclear what the Ancient Greeks would have considered “up” with respect to the reverse design but modern scholars are ambiguous on the subject as well. I have, however, assumed that the modern conventional orientation is with the name reading horizontally, and therefore have described my example as having a 3 o’clock orientation, the “top” of the reverse being aligned with the back of Herakles’ head on the obverse.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.40 viewsObverse: No legend. Young male head wearing a taenia (diadem), who is sometimes identified as Apollo, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Horse prancing right; mint-mark, below horse, torch.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 4.25gms | Die Axis: 7
Price:338
SCARCE

This coin is a Type 4 (horse type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). This likely was one of Alexander's standard bronze denominations, half the value of his Herakles/weapons bronzes, though not seen as frequently. This specimen features a torch as a mint mark, this mint-mark was included with 34 other mint marks by Price in his work.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint, possibly Amphipolis.44 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8
VERY RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Babylon, c.324 - 323 B.C., Price 360465 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.02 g, 8h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC.
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 3604.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Sardis mint256 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardis Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
mihali84
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Struck 323 – 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.89 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
2 comments*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Hemidrachm, Babylon, Price 360545 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). Hemidrachm. Babylon.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Controls: monograms in left field and below throne.
Price 3605.Very fine 1.88 g.13 mm.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 362062 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (25 mm, 16.92 g), Babylon, 324/3 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with wings closed; below throne, monogram above M; in left field, bee.
Price 3620.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 3623 29 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Alexander III, 336 – 323 Babylon Tetradrachm circa 325-323, AR 21mm., 17.05g.
Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; in left field, sickle(?) ; below throne, monogram and in exergue, M.
Price 3623.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 364156 viewsAR Tetradrachm Babylon, lifetime issue (325-323 BC), 17.02 g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, grapes in left field (below throne, monogram and M)
Price 3641
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 365268 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.15 g 12), Babylon, c. 325-323.
Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, kylix above M; below throne, monogram.
Price 3652
1 commentschance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664519 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133
8 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576550 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; NK monogram above bee in left field.
Price 2576; Thompson 134 (same dies). Sardis mint ca. 325/4-323 BC.
(18 mm, 4.27 g, 12h)
ex- Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex- NFA Auction II (25-26 March 1976) Lot 12.
9 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, obol33 viewsKingdom of Macedon. Alexander III 'the Great' AR Obol. Uncertain mint, circa 336-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right; monogram below throne.
Price -, cf. 3319. 0.61g, 9mm
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Silver Drachm, c.323 BC, Macedonian Kingdom, Colophon Mint. 82 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, his right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left

Grain in left field, spear head in right field behind name 18mm,4.27g
3 commentssuperflex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm, Arados41 viewstetradrachm / arados mint
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; kerykeion (caduceus) in left field; Alpha and omega monogram under the throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY behind throne; BAΣIΛEOΣ in exergue.
26mm
17.10gr
seaotter
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm, Tarsos, Price 300053 viewsThis is supposed to be the first Alexander style issue. Kings of Macedon. Alexander III "the Great" 336-323 BC. Babylon 25mm., 17,35g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left holding sceptre; B below throne, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Price 3000; Newell, Tarsos 4.
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AR drachm.44 viewsKolophon mint (Ionia). 310-301 BC. Obv.: Head
of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress,
knotted at base of neck. Rev.: ALEXANDPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, crescent below.
seleukoy
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, AR Tetradrachm - lifetime issue86 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., in lion skin headdress
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended arm, legs uncrossed, standing figure of Demeter with two torches before, ΔΙΟ beneath throne
Lampsacus mint, 328-323 B.C.
24.7mm - 17.17g - 270deg
Price 1355
Ex HML Schulman auction April 1962
TRPOT
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, Postumous Tetradrachm98 viewsDate: 311-305 BC
Mint: Babylonia
Obverse: Head of Herakles with lion skin at right.
Reverse: BASILEWS [A]LEXANDROU. Zeus seated at left, with eagle on his right hand. Engraver's mark.
2 commentsXulodue
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander lll The Great, Tetradrachm60 viewsObverse.Head of Herakles facing right wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse.Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter.Legends and Monograms worn.
27mm.16.7 grams.
1 commentsNervousRex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Kassander - Antigonos II Gonatas43 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. temp. Kassander – Antigonos II Gonatas. Circa 310-275 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.26 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in Macedon or Greece. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; aplustre in left field. Price 862A.
3 commentsIlya_VK
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III - Lysimachos. Circa 323-280 BC. AR Drachm14 viewsKings of Macedon - Philip III – Lysimachos. Circa 323-280 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.25 g). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; downward facing shell in left field. Price 2752.gapalp
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV, c. 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander28 viewsSH86161. Silver tetradrachm, Price 113, Müller Alexander 224, Troxell issue H3, SNG Cop 682, SNG Munchen 275, SNG Alpha Bank 503, SNG Delepierre 986, Choice EF, attractive archaic style, bold well centered strike, high relief, light toning, weight 17.283 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 90o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 322 - 320 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Macedonian helmet (control symbol) left; Classical Numismatic Group auction 105 (10 May 2017), lot 78; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 46 (11 Sep 2016), lot 105 (realized €1,900 plus fees)Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit323 viewsMiletos mint (323-319 BC).
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Bow in bow case and club; grain ear below. With the name and types of Alexander III ‘the Great’.
Price 2102.
5 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AR Drachm209 viewsSilver Drachm
Kolophon mint, 323-317 BC.
18mm, 4.29g, 0o
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, star below throne.
Price P49. Ex. CNG " monogram partially erased from die or maybe cut over an earlier symbol, perhaps a tripod (P42)." Excellent preservation.
1 commentsmihali84
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Drachm178 viewsPrice P20
Abydus mint
Obv: head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev: FILIPPOU, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in right, scepter in left, horse leg left, Mo monogram under throne
Weight: 4.21 grams
Diameter: 17.9 mm
ICG#: 2011970101
Grade: VF30
Ty N.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon under Seleukos as satrap 172 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, ancient Greek Zeta beneath throne, circled ΣIEP monogram above grape bunch to left.
SC Ad 43.13; Price P155 (Arados).
Babylon II workshop 317/16 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 320- 315 BC.
(26 mm, 17.16 g, 8h)
8 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price P18177 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 323/317 BC , Babylon ; 17.16 g .
Herakles head in lion's skin / Zeus Aetophoros sitting l .
Price P181. (N.B. Price 3692 has same control marks but says Alexander not Philip)
1 commentschance v
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,212 viewsPhilip V., Macedonia, Kings, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,
avers:- Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
revers:-Two goats kneeling right side by side, BA above, Φ below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philippos V., Pella mint, date: 221-179 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1250,
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Philip V, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Munich 1167 , AE-21, Horseman right,187 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Philippos V, (221-179 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Munich 1167, Horseman right,
avers: Head of Herakles right,
revers: B - A at top left and right, horseman right, raising right arm in greeting, on horse prancing right, Φ-I at below left and right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 6,40g, axes: 8h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philippos V., date: 221-179 B.C., ref: AMNG 7; SNG Munich 1167.
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GREEK, Mesembria, Thrace, c. 275 - 225 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great35 viewsSH85286. Silver tetradrachm, Karayotov p. 84 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); Price 992; Müller Alexander 436, gVF, attractive style, light marks and scratches, weight 17.000 g, maximum diameter 31.6 mm, die axis 180o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, c. 275 - 225 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Corinthian helmet right over ΠA monogram in inner left field under arm; ex FORVM (2013)1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) 103 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 2