Anonymous Macedonian Bronze Half Unit

Date: 323 - 310 BCE

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Item Description:

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Obverse: Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing slightly right in the center, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each

Reverse: B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, corn-ear in right field

Type Number: Liampi 103 - 107

This Macedonian bronze coin was minted shortly after Alexander the Great's death, but does not show the name or image of any particular ruler, nor can it be otherwise attributed to one. Therefore, coins of this design are referred to as anonymous issues.

Alexander's military prowess firmly cemented him into legend. At just sixteen, Alexander lead the Macedonian army to a swift win against a Thracian uprising. He not only drove them out, but colonized their territory with Greek settlers and renamed it Alexandropolis.

Of course, this same boy would grow up to conquer Greece, Egypt, Persia, and everything in between. But Alexander had a dark side. He was known for being power hungry and tyrannical, often torturing and killing those who spoke against him. Nevertheless, Alexander was struck down suddenly from unknown causes at the age of just 32. Though his legacy is complicated as it is vast, few others have changed the world so much in such little time.

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