Alexander the Great 356 BC – 323 BC also known as Alexander III of Macedon was the king of  Macedon and one of the greatest generals ever to have lived, conquering the Persian Empire and reaching all the way to India before his death.

This genuine coin is about 2,300 years old and depicts Alexander as Herakles (Hercules) wearing the Nemeaen Lion Skin on his head and tied at his neck. This is a very common depiction of Alexander on his coins. Nice crisp detail is clearly visible on both sides of the coin, some minor wear visible on the reverse of the coin on the first three letters of the inscription and the handle of the club.

The coin is a four chalkoi (hemiobol)


Alexander the Great obverse


Like most of Alexander’s coins the obverse side of this coin features Alexander’s portrait as Herakles (same as Roman Hercules). He is wearing the Nemeaen Lion Skin.  The Nemeaen Lion was killed by Herakles with his bare hands as part of his labours.


Alexander the Great Reverse


The reverse scene shows the club, the bow and bow case of Herakles and a legend ALEXANDROU meaning ‘of Alexander’ (or Alexander’s) in Greek.


Material: Bronze

Weight: 6.26 grams

Diameter: 16.79 mm

Thickness: 4.18 mm

Die axis: 270 degrees

asking price: US$100/AU$150/UK£70 (the pictured coin is the actual coin you would receive)

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