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Lifetime stater - Abydos

Lifetime stater - Abydos

Alexander the Great lifetime stater, 8.61g, official issue from Abydos, Troas, Asia Minor, c. 328-323 BC, M.J. Price 1497, Müller 904, SNG Saraglos 125, SNG Ash. 2706, Thompson II 1, McClean 3405, Prokesch-Osten Liste 14. The obverse depicts a feminine-looking Athena wearing a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a coiled snake, wearing an earring and a necklace, her braided hair falling straight down the back of her neck and visible as wavy locks beneath her helmet to the side. The reverse depicts Nike holding a wreath and ship stylis (ornament) or a mast, Hermes or a generic male wearing a chlamys (small cloak fastened at the shoulder), a mint control mark consisting of the Greek letter xi under Athena's right wing, and the inscription "Of Alexander."


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What a beautiful coin!!!!!!!!!!!!
Always looking for nice coins of the Severans, Gordian III, Gallienus, and the Gallo-Romans!
#1 February 5, 2006 3:17pm


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A great example Reid.
The meek shall inherit the earth - so buy a meek
#2 February 6, 2006 4:41am


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Thanks. Let me add a bit more background to the description. Hearing others like the coins you like makes them even more interesting to look at. Smile
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