|Issuer||Kingdom of Macedonia|
Kassander (319 BC - 297 BC)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Years||305 BC - 297 BC|
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
David R. Sear; 2004. Greek Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. Europe. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Head of Heracles right, clad in lion-skin knotted at base under the chin.
Young boy, on horse marching right, crowning the horse with his right hand.
Lettering above and below horse; sometimes, a monogram between horses legs or in field.
Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Translation: (Coin) of King Kassandros
Some catalogs give obverse portrait as picturing king Alexander as Heracles; some also place reverse as being king Alexander on his horse Bucephalus.
Strike is placed after -305 thanks to the lettering mentioning the title king, Cassander becoming king in -305.
A similar coin is known with inverted reverse lettering ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ instead of ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
This coin appears to have been struck by mints of Amphipolis or Pella.
|ND (305 BC - 297 BC) Amphipolis||Torch under horse|