Hello! I have this Alexander the Great Drachm from the Sardis mint. I wanted to know if there's a definitive way to tell whether this is a lifetime issue or not, since the legs of Zeus are placed apart and not one behind the other like in most posthumous issues. Thanks!
The brassy color appears to be reflection. The seller probably color corrected in post to whiten the coin but in doing so threw the light source out of balance. To my eye the coin is porous but I see no evidence of a copper core.
If I remember correctly, uncrossed legs are typical of lifetime issues but there are exceptions.