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Original Solid Silver Greek Macedonia Alexander Iii Zeus Drachma, 305 - 297 Bc For Sale

Original Solid Silver Greek Macedonia Alexander Iii Zeus Drachma, 305 - 297 Bc


PRESENTING THIS WEEK A PREMIUM COLLECTION OF RARE, UNIQUE ITEMS, INCLUDING GREEK GOLD & SILVER ANTIQUITIES, AN INCREDIBLE 9TH-7TH CENTURY BC URARTIAN BRONZE BELT, BEAUTIFUL INDUS VALLEY 3300-1300 CENTURY BC BOWLS, ROMAN & CELTIC RINGS AND BROOCHES, A RARE BYZANTINE CROSS AND A MAGNIFICENT PERUVIAN CIRCA 10TH CENTURY AD BULL FIGURINE   

   ORIGINAL SOLID SILVER GREEK MACEDONIA ALEXANDER THE GREAT, ZEUS DRACHMA, 305 - 297 BC



 

A superb Alexander the Great solid silver Drachma, circa 305 - 297 BC, Magnesia mint, Sear 6728

Measuring approx 18 mm across and weighing 4.07 grams

 Obverse: head of Herakles right, in lionskin headdress, on the reverse: ALEXANDROY legend with Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; lion leaping left in left field; A in wreath beneath throne

A beautiful example in fine condition

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders

The name drachma is derived from the verb δράσσομαι (drássomai, "to grasp"). It is believed that the same word with the meaning of "handful" or "handle" is found in Linear B tablets of the Mycenean Pylos

 Initially a drachma was a fistful (a "grasp") of six oboloí or obeloí (metal sticks, literally "spits") used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC and being literally a form of "bullion": bronze, copper, or iron ingots denominated by weight

It was the standard unit of silver coinage at most ancient Greek and Roman mints, and the name 'obol' was used to describe a coin that was one-sixth of a drachma. The notion that "drachma" derived from the word for fistful was recorded by Herakleides of Pontos (387-312 BC) who was informed by the priests of Heraion that Pheidon, king of Argos, dedicated rod-shaped obeloi to Heraion

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Box is for display only and not included in the sale

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Please browse my other listings where you will find a great selection of original vintage pocket watches which are picked to be a fantastic addition to any collection. Also many other antique collectibles and unique items that are hard to find! I am always adding new and interesting items weekly

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