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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Alexander the Great| > SL111465
Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 323 - 317 B.C.
|Alexander| |the| |Great|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Alexander| |the| |Great,| |323| |-| |317| |B.C.|, NEWThis coin was an early posthumous issue, struck during the nominal rule the puppet kings Philip III (Alexander the Great's brother) & Alexander IV (Alexander the Great's son), under one of the Macedonian satraps in Babylon: Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I. The regent 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. Seleucus, made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.
SL111465. Gold stater, Price 3691, Mller Alexander 1271, NGC CH XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5, fine style (6558782-001), Mesopotamia, Babylon (Hillah, Iraq) mint, weight 8.569g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 0o, early posthumous issue, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right, crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a coiled serpent, wearing pearl necklace, M behind; reverse Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left hand, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on left, AΛEΞAN∆POY (Alexander) downward on right, ΛY low inner right; ex Harlan J. Berk; NGC| Lookup; SOLD




  







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