Alexander the Great !!
Silver Tetradrachm !!
Wearing lion skin headdress!
When Alexander conquered territories, he looted the
conquered kingdoms precious metals, gold and silver
(i.e., plunder). He, and his successors, minted coins
in his name with that plunder. These coins are the
plunder of Alexander the Great.
coin is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity!
ALEXANDER GREAT TETRADRACHM ARADOS PHOENICIA HERAKLES HERCULES ASIA
ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)
AR Tetradrachm, (17,05 g. - 26 )
Arados mint. Under Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; AP monogram in left field.
Price 3426 (Byblos).
Nice Very Fine
Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great (336-323 BC ) AR Silver Tetradrachm
Obv: Head of Herakles
lion's skin headdress right,
knotted at base of
Rev: Zeus seated left
holding scepter & eagle,
spear before in left field.
Price 1577, Abydos mint
Alexander the great Greek hero and his
Lion skin headdress
Lion was symbolic
of irresistible might or supernatural power. The
Macedonian kings also wore the lion’s skin.
“I am not afraid of an army of
lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep
led by a lion” - Alexander III
Statue of Alexander the great wearing
a lion skin just like his ancestor Hercules. The
Macedonians considered themselves as descendants of the
Heraclidae kings and the Dorians.
Here we see in the left Hercules
wearing his lion skin (525-500BC) and from the right we
see Alexander the great wearing also a lion skin. This
was done in Macedonian art in order to emphasize their
Greek Dorian roots.
Maccabees 1:1-7 After Alexander (the
Great) son of Philip, the Macedonian... had
defeated Darius (III),
king of the Persians..., he succeeded him as king.
(He had previously become king of Greece.)
He fought many battles, conquered strongholds, and put
to death the kings of the earth. He advanced to the ends
of the earth, and plundered many nations. When the earth
became quiet before him, he was exalted, and his heart
was lifted up. He gathered a very strong army and ruled
over countries, nations, and princes, and they became
tributary to him. After this he fell sick and perceived
that he was dying.
Alexander conquered territories, he looted the conquered
kingdoms precious metals, gold and silver (i.e.,
plunder). He, and his successors, minted coins in his
name with that plunder. These coins are the plunder of
Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), king of Macedonia, conqueror of
the Persian Empire. Born in Pella, the ancient capital
of Macedonia, Alexander was the son of Philip II, king
of Macedonia. Greek philosopher Aristotle was
Alexander's tutor, instructing him in rhetoric and
literature and stimulating his interest in science,
medicine, and philosophy.
In 336 BC Philip was assassinated, and Alexander ascended to the throne.
He quickly solidified his rule at home and then attacked Thessaly to
restore Macedonian rule there. In 335 BC he defeated the Thracians,
penetrating to the Danube River. On his return he crushed the Illyrians
before hastening to Thebes, which had revolted. He razed the city,
sparing only temples and the house of Pindar, a Greek lyric poet of the
5th century BC. Other Greek states promptly submitted to Alexander's rule.
Alexander began his war against Persia in the spring of 334 BC, defeating
a Persian army near the ancient city of Troy. Subsequently, all the states
of Asia Minor submitted to him. Advancing southward, Alexander
defeated the main Persian army, commanded by King Darius III, at Issus, in
northeastern Syria in 333 BC. He then took Tyre in 332 BC. Alexander next
captured Gaza and traveled into Egypt. He secured control of the entire
eastern Mediterranean coastline and founded, at the mouth of the Nile
River, the city of Alexandria, which later became the literary,
scientific, and commercial center of the Greek world.
Alexander next reorganized his forces and started for Babylon. In 331 BC
he again defeated Darius, and Babylon surrendered. Alexander then forced
his way to Persepolis, the Persian capital, and plundered it. By 327 BC
his domain extended along and beyond the southern shores of the
Caspian Sea, into much of central Asia.
In 326 BC Alexander invaded the Punjab. At this point the
Macedonians rebelled and refused to go farther. Alexander spent about a
year organizing his dominions and completing a survey of the Persian Gulf
in preparation for further conquests. He arrived in Babylon in the
spring of 323 BC, but then he contracted a fever and died.
Alexander was noted as a brilliant military tactician and troop
leader. He founded a number of cities, most of them named Alexandria.
These cities were well located and settled by Greek veterans from his
army. Thus, Greek culture was spread and the Greek language became widely
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