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Antimachos II Nikephoros 174BC Indo Greek Silver Coin Ancient India i53462

Antimachos II Nikephoros 174BC Indo Greek Silver Coin Ancient India i53462

Ancient Olympics - Macedonian Coin - Filippos king of the ancient Greek kingdom of macedonia.  In ancient times only true Greeks could compete in the Olympic games

Ancient Olympics - Macedonian Coin - Filippos king of the ancient Greek kingdom of macedonia. In ancient times only true Greeks could compete in the Olympic games

Photograph by Sharon Suchma, courtesy of the American Numismatic Society The ancient Greek silver decadrachm shown here was minted in 323 B.C. (possibly in Babylon) and depicts a mounted Alexander charging an Indian war elephant (compare with photo of medieval miniature). During the Battle of the Hydaspes River, many of the wildly trumpeting elephants panicked, trampling Porus’s foot soldiers, while Macedonian archers picked off his cavalrymen. The Indian rajah’s defeat was devastating; his…

Photograph by Sharon Suchma, courtesy of the American Numismatic Society The ancient Greek silver decadrachm shown here was minted in 323 B.C. (possibly in Babylon) and depicts a mounted Alexander charging an Indian war elephant (compare with photo of medieval miniature). During the Battle of the Hydaspes River, many of the wildly trumpeting elephants panicked, trampling Porus’s foot soldiers, while Macedonian archers picked off his cavalrymen. The Indian rajah’s defeat was devastating; his…

Extremely rare Tetradrachm from Gerrha, Arabia, c. 230-220 BC This “Arabian Alexander” coin is an imitation of the types of Alexander III (the Great) of Macedon and is of considerable historic importance, one of seven known, the fifth of this variety without a backed-throne, and one of only two not in public collections.

Extremely rare Tetradrachm from Gerrha, Arabia, c. 230-220 BC This “Arabian Alexander” coin is an imitation of the types of Alexander III (the Great) of Macedon and is of considerable historic importance, one of seven known, the fifth of this variety without a backed-throne, and one of only two not in public collections.

Ptolemy IV Philopator (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Philopátōr, reigned 221–205 BCE), son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II of Egypt was the fourth Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt. Under the reign of Ptolemy IV, the decline of the Ptolemaic kingdom began.

Ptolemy IV Philopator (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Philopátōr, reigned 221–205 BCE), son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II of Egypt was the fourth Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt. Under the reign of Ptolemy IV, the decline of the Ptolemaic kingdom began.

Graeco-Bactrian Kings, Menander I Soter   ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ, diademed bust of Menander, brandishing spear in right hand  / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand, shield on left arm.

Graeco-Bactrian Kings, Menander I Soter ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ, diademed bust of Menander, brandishing spear in right hand / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand, shield on left arm.

Kings of Macedon, Alexander III ''the Great'' (336-323 BC). ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ  AR decadrachm (35mm, 41.22 gm, 1h).Ecbatana or Babylon, 325-323 BC.   Head of Heracles , wearing lion skin headdress, the forepaws knotted below chin / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned on throne with high back, himation draped around waist and legs, holding eagle in outstretched right hand and vertical dotted scepter in left, below throne, monogram in form of trident-head with superimposed Θ, M below, dotted border.

Kings of Macedon, Alexander III ''the Great'' (336-323 BC). ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ AR decadrachm (35mm, 41.22 gm, 1h).Ecbatana or Babylon, 325-323 BC. Head of Heracles , wearing lion skin headdress, the forepaws knotted below chin / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned on throne with high back, himation draped around waist and legs, holding eagle in outstretched right hand and vertical dotted scepter in left, below throne, monogram in form of trident-head with superimposed Θ, M below, dotted border.

Kings of Macedon , Alexander III 'the Great' AΛEΞANΔPOY  AR Tetradrachm. Corinth mint. Struck 317-311 BC.   Head of Herakles , wearing lionskin headdress / AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated , holding eagle and sceptre; Heracles standing right in left field, API monogram beneath chair.

Kings of Macedon , Alexander III 'the Great' AΛEΞANΔPOY AR Tetradrachm. Corinth mint. Struck 317-311 BC. Head of Herakles , wearing lionskin headdress / AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated , holding eagle and sceptre; Heracles standing right in left field, API monogram beneath chair.

Alexander III  AR Drachm, Sardes mint. c323-319 BC.   Head of Herakles , in lionskin headdress / Zeus seated , holding eagle and sceptre.

Alexander III AR Drachm, Sardes mint. c323-319 BC. Head of Herakles , in lionskin headdress / Zeus seated , holding eagle and sceptre.

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