Ancients: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 17.24 gm, 11h)....
Magnificent Memphis Alexander TetradrachmAlexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 17.24 gm, 11h). Memphis, lifetime issue, ca. 325-323 BC. Head of Heracles right in lion-skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; rose in left field, ΔIO beneath throne. Price 3971 var. (placement of letters). Lightly toned. Struck on a large flan and of the finest style with very high relief. Choice Extremely Fine.
From the Kim Werner Collection. Acquired from Harlan J. Berk, 18 July 1989.
Tetradrachms of Alexander from the mint of Memphis, Egypt are widely regarded as stylistically the most beautiful in the series. This magnificent piece is among the finest of this type ever offered at auction.
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