Gold Stater of King Philip III of Macedon - 323 BC

An Alexander the Great gold stater issued under his half-brother, King Philip III Arrhidaeus. Struck at the Babylon mint, 323 - 317 BC.

The obverse with the head of Athena, goddess of wisdom and warfare, wearing a beaded necklace, her hair flowing out from under a Corinthian helmet decorated with a long crest and coiled snake. 

The reverse shows Nike, the goddess of Victory, her beautiful wings spread wide, she holds a laurel wreath in her outstretched right hand and stylis (cross arm of a ship's mast) in her left. The legend reading: 

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠOY

"Of King Philip"

Babylon mint marks in fields.

Gold Stater of King Philip III of Macedon - 323 BC. An Alexander the Great gold stater issued under his half-brother, King Philip III Arrhidaeus. Struck at the Babylon mint, 323 - 317 BC. The obverse with the head of Athena, goddess of wisdom and warfare, wearing a beaded necklace, her hair flowing out from under a Corinthian helmet decorated with a long crest and coiled snake.  The reverse shows Nike, the goddess of Victory, her beautiful wings spread wide, she holds a laurel wreath in her outstretched right hand and stylis (cross arm of a ship's mast) in her left. The legend reading:  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠOY "Of King Philip" Babylon mint marks in fields.

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