Ancient Greece Philip III Drachm issued under Alexander The Great  323BC to 317BC
Ancient Greece Philip III Drachm issued under Alexander The Great 323BC to 317BC

This coin bears the inscription 'ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ', which refers to Alexander the Great. On one side, the head of Hercules in lion-skin is shown, and on the other, Zeus is seated on a chair holding a scepter and with a bird on his arm.

While bearing Alexander's name, it would have been minted by his half brother, Philip III, due to the mint mark of a palm leaf next to Zeus.

Attributing correctly these Ancient Greek coins is quite a difficult task due to the various varieties and issuing authorities, but for the most of them, approximate catalogue values for them are:

DRACHM (around 16mm diameter and weight around 4 grams)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $300

Coin: 21667 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Joshua, Sun, 11-Mar-2018 22:35:03 GMT
Answered by: Joshua, Sun, 11-Mar-2018 23:26:44 GMT
Requester description: Philip III Arrhidaios
323-317 BC

Obverse Design: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse Inscription: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ�'ΡΟΥ
Reverse Design: Zeus seated on backless throne facing left, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left hand. Beside Zeus' legs, a palm branch tied with fillets.

Reference: Price 2260
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