Amazing High Grade (NGC AU) Authentic Ancient Greek Silver Coin PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT circa 305-281 B.C.

Amazing High Grade (NGC AU) Authentic Ancient Greek Silver Coin PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT  circa 305-281 B.C.
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Amazing High Grade (NGC AU) Authentic Ancient Greek Silver Coin

 Kingdom of Thrace
Silver Tetradrachm diameter: 30mm  weight: 16.89 grams Struck in 305-281 B.C.

Portrait of Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon.
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left arm on shield; on right, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ; on left, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ. Struck under the rule of king Lysimachos. This is the first coin struck with the true portrait of Alexander (silver coins issued during Alexander's lifetime had a portarit of Hercules).

 

This high grade coin is well centered and has been graded by NGC as AU (Almost Uncirculated).  Boldly struck (NGC strike 5 of 5) in very high relief with outstanding surfaces (NGC 5 of 5).  Uncommon grade for this coin; very scarce this nice!