#9230 EGYPTIAN Bronze – 3rc Cent BC, ALEXANDER the GREAT in ELEPHANT SKIN - For Sale
#9230 EGYPTIAN Bronze – 3rc Cent BC, ALEXANDER the GREAT in ELEPHANT SKIN
Historical Context: This coin was minted by the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt around 310 BC. The obverse (front) of this coin is ALEXANDER the GREAT. The Ptolemaic empire was founded by Ptolemy I after the death of Alexander the Great. Ptolemy I was a boyhood friend of Alexander and his most trusted general. After Ptolemy successfully completed the Persian war, Alexander granted him the area of Egypt. Egypt minted coins in Alexander’s honor for many decades after Alexander’s death.
Obverse: Alexander the Great in Elephant Skin Cap
Size: about 26 mm (sightly larger than a US Quarter and thicker)
Condition: Fine plus, Even Patina