Description: A silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) with profile of Herakles facing right wearing lion’s skin headdress on the obverse, and a muscular Zeus sitting on throne, facing left, with one leg behind the other, holding a scepter and eagle on the reverse. A vase below his seat and symbols in the field, with the inscription ALEXANDROU (of Alexander), probably a posthumous issue. Some minor wear but a very nice coin.
Size: 26 mm/1 in. across and weighing 17.2 grams
Provenance: From the estate of a deceased London collector.
Background: The collector, who worked as a buyer for Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London, built up a fine collection of coins and antiquities purchased from leading London dealers.