101502 | ANCIENT INSPIRED. Greece/Germany. Alexander III silver Medal.
101502 | ANCIENT INSPIRED. Greece/Kings of Macedon (Germany). Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon silver Medal. Issued 1970 for the 2nd International Coin Bourse in Berlin (30mm, 22.13 g, 12h).
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / 2 INTERNATIONALE / MÜNZBÖRSE BERLIN, stylized skyline of Berlin, with electric tower and civic coat-of-arms. Edge: Plain.
Choice Mint State. Light steely gray surfaces, with a good deal of brilliance. A great ancient-inspired modern medal.
Drawing inspiration from the coins in the name of Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon, this medal presents the iconic obverse that Alexander started with his massive output of coinage. Featuring the bust of Herakles/Hercules draped in a lion skin, these coins were struck throughout the entirety of Alexander's growing empire and, on account of their status as a coin of the realm, continued to be struck in many instances by successors and city-states many years, even centuries, after his death in 323 B.C.E.