Gold Stackers (Aust) Operation Pty Ltd is a Melbourne-based bullion dealer (ABN: 83 616 329 581) shipping throughout Australia. Phone 1300 618 363.
Our goal is simple – providing easy access to investment grade precious metals with genuine service and honest prices.
We are an authorised Perth Mint distributor, and carry gold, silver and platinum products including Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, Lunar and Platypus coins, and both cast and minted bars.
Published at Sat, 27 May 2017 14:52:10 +0000
Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great
The silver tetradrachm was introduced to ancient commerce at the end of the sixth century BC. Quickly growing to widespread use, many different kingdoms, city-states and rulers issued their own versions. It could be argued, however, that none are quite so iconic and avidly collected as the types of Alexander the Great himself!
These coins, featuring the stylized head of Heracles wearing a lion scalp on the obverse and the seated god Zeus with ”Of Alexander” on the reverse, were issued shortly after Alexander’s reign began in 336 BC. They proved so vital to ancient economics that they endured nearly unchanged for centuries after his death in 323 BC!
ModernCoinMart (MCM) is pleased to offer a selection of these tetradrachms, minted between 100-250 years after Alexander’s death. Certified by NGC Ancients and encapsulated with the highly desirable Alexander the Great label in a secure NGC holder, some of these well-preserved pieces even bear evidence of an important part of ancient economics — the countermark.
Before circulating in another empire, these coins had to be examined by authorities to make sure that they were of the proper weight. Once approved, they were stamped with an official mark — in this case, Seleucid’s prominent anchor symbol — and released into commerce.
These coins bear witness not only to the legendary Alexander the Great, but also to how commerce functioned across borders in the ancient world. Take advantage of your chance to own this incredible piece of ancient history today!
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