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Ancients: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 17.24 gm, 11h)....

2012 September 6-11 Signature World & Ancient Coin Auction - Long Beach #3020

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Auction Ended On: Sep 7, 2012
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Magnificent Memphis Alexander Tetradrachm
Alexander 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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