2015 National Money Show Museum Showcase | Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III
Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III
Alexander III of Macedon, known as “the Great” was the greatest conqueror of the ancient world, beginning his career when he became the king of Macedonia in 336 B.C. at the ripe age of 20. He inherited from his father a rich kingdom, a powerful dream, and an excellent army. At his death in 323 B.C. in Babylon at the age of 32, Alexander left a world permanently changed, a world in which the Greek language and culture would form the intellectual foundation for the next 300 years and beyond. Alexander’s numismatic legacy was to continue as well as his successors and later kingdoms and cities continued to imitate his Imperial coinage for generations.