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Ancient Greek tetradrachm of Alexander the Great (323-336 BC), with hole at top and small piece of c

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:175.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 500.00 USD
Ancient Greek tetradrachm of Alexander the Great (323-336 BC), with hole at top and small piece of c
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Ancient Greek tetradrachm of Alexander the Great (323-336 BC), with hole at top and small piece of chain as used as a medallion by someone on the wreck. Price-3426; SNG Saroglos-592. 17.90 grams. Very rare and unusual find as a piece of historical jewelry from the 1800s, the coin very solid and well preserved (no corrosion, VF details, nicely toned), attributed as follows: Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter as Satrap, 323-305 BC, in the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon, Arados mint, struck ca. 320/19-315 BC, with head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ALEXANDROI, Zeus Aetophorous seated left, legs crossed; AP monogram in left field. Recovered from: Unidentified mid-1800s wreck in the English Channel