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 Posted 11/24/2017  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Squire Wilson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My favourite ancient
Alexander III Drachm.

Squire
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 Posted 11/24/2017  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one, Squire. I see why that would be your favorite.

Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, I believe.
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11/24/2017 11:37 pm
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 Posted 11/25/2017  12:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Squire Wilson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information Bob

I bought the coin from a reputable dealer. However, I just thought I would post it on the Coin Community Forum in the hope that I could obtain additional information.

You have provided me with some great information for further investigation

The Coin Community Forum is great for that. So many knowledgable members

Squire
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 Posted 11/25/2017  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Happy to help, Squire. It's an early posthumous issue struck during the reign of Alexander's half brother Philip III Arrhidaios. It's a Price 1936, from 323-317 BC. (I've seen these listed elsewhere as 323-319 BC) Here's one that appears to have been struck from the same dies:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3302354
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 Posted 11/25/2017  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Squire Wilson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks a lot Bob

As a "newby" to the field of Ancient Coins your advice is very valuable and much appreciated

I am "stoked" by the fact that you have shown me a drachm from the same die. I can see the similarity. For example both coins have a small "die crack" adjacent to the lower lip of Herakles (Alexander the Great?) which gives him a somewhat enigmatic (battlescarred?) appearance.

Squire
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