Alexander The Great

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Alexander was born around July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella in modern-day northern Greece, which was the administrative capital of ancient Macedonia. He was the son of King Philip II and Olympias (one of Philip’s seven or eight wives) and was brought up with the belief that he was of divine birth.

Upon his father’s death, Alexander moved quickly to consolidate power. He gained the support of the Macedonian army and intimidated the Greek city states that Philip had conquered into accepting his rule. After campaigns in the Balkans and Thrace, Alexander moved against Thebes, a city in Greece that had risen up in rebellion. He conquered it in 335 B.C. and had the city destroyed.

With Greece and the Balkans pacified, he was ready to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.

Many of the cities that Alexander founded were named Alexandria, including the Egyptian city that is now home to more than 4.5 million people. The many Alexandrias were located on trade routes, which increased the flow of commodities between the East and the West.

Alexander’s legacy remains alive today.

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One of the most legendary generals and conquerors in human history is depicted on this Ancient Silver Drachm, Alexander the Great. The Empire of Alexander stretched from Greece in the west, to Egypt in the south and India in the east.
Set Highlights

  • Ancient Silver Drachm with portrait of Alexander the Great.
  • Housed in wooden box with insert telling details of the coin.
  • Coin will range from Very Fine to Extra Fine condition.
  • Obverse: Alexander wearing lion skin facing right.
  • Reverse: Zeus seated left.

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