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Sold Pending Payment: Bronze Alexander the Great Coin


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.

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The Battle of Gaugamela

The battle of Gaugamela (also known as Arbela) was one of the decisive battles fought by Alexander the Great during his invasion of Persia taking place on 1 October in 331 BC. Alexander had crossed the Hellespont in 334 BC with approximately 50,000 soldiers to start his conquest of the Persian Empire. Continue reading “The Battle of Gaugamela”

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