Ancients.info - The Online Resource for Ancient Coins & Antiquities  

Home Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Sidebar Off

 Home · Register  


» Home » Collections » Alexander the Great Slide Show


prev
Lifetime stater - Abydos
next


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."


<<
DSCN3788.JPG
DSCN3795.JPG
77Alex_stater.jpg
50alexmem.jpg
81ALEXANDER_III_THE_GREAT.jpg
>>
reidgold


Registered User
See all User Photos

Registered: January 2004
Posts: 161
  • Pin It
10
Date: January 27, 2004
Views: 7,197




ancientcoins

Registered User
What a beautiful coin!!!!!!!!!!!!
Always looking for nice coins of the Severans, Gordian III, Gallienus, and the Gallo-Romans!
[url]WWW.AncientWonders.biz[/url]
#1 February 5, 2006 3:17pm

AlexB

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

reidgold

Registered User
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
Consumer: [URL="http://rg.ancients.info/guide"]http://rg.ancients.info/guide[/URL]
Connoisseur: [URL="http://rg.ancients.info/glom"]http://rg.ancients.info/glom[/URL]
Counterfeit: [URL="http://rg.ancients.info/bogos"]http://rg.ancients.info/bogos[/URL]
#3 August 3, 2006 12:00am


Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2012 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2002-2006, VHobbies.com, LLC. All rights reserved.

Fatal error: Call to a member function unlock_tables() on a non-object in /home/bpadmin/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php on line 4998