SEVEN BRONZE COINS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
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Reign of Alexander the Great (336-323 BCE)
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion skin
Reverse 1: ALEXANDROU. Quiver and bow above, club below
Reverse 2: ALEXANDROU. Club above, quiver and bow below.
Weight: 2.55-6.78g; Diameter: 15.1-16.1mm
Obverse: Head of Apollo or youth wearing diadem facing right.
Reverse 1: Horse right. Inscriptions and monograms only partially visible.
Weight: 3.14-4.32g; Diameter: 13.5-15.1mm
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Born in Pella in 356 BCE, Alexander was the son and successor to the relatively small Macedonian Empire. After the death of his father in 336 BCE, Alexander ascended to the throne at the age of 20. From 334 BCE onward he waged an unceasing quest for expansion until his death in 323 BCE in Babylon. At the time of his death his empire stretched from Egypt and Macedonian in the west to India and the Himalaya Mountains in the east. The fact that he was able to acquire such a vast empire in the course of only eleven years is awe-inspiring and is made even more so by the diplomacy he displayed during this time. Unfortunately, his untimely death brought an end to his campaign and empire, leaving it to be carved up by his various generals and thus marking the beginning of the Hellenistic Age.