GREECE – Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great (356 BC – 323 BC), was an ancient Greek king of Macedon. He was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.His legacy and conquests ushered in centuries of Greek settlement and cultural influence over distant areas. This period is known as the Hellenistic Age, and featured a combination of Greek, Middle Eastern and Indian culture. Alexander himself was featured prominently in the history and myth of both Greek and non-Greek cultures. His exploits inspired a literary tradition in which he appeared as a legendary hero in the tradition of Achilles.He is quoted as saying, ‘I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.’ That’s exactly what he got. 2,300 years later we remember him as a legendary, mythic figure.

Release Dates

2008, 2009, 2015

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: GREECE
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: GREECE, Greece