Alexander the Great was arguably one of the most famous figures of antiquity, with an empire that spanned three continents from Greece to India. He died from a fever at the age of 33 in 323 BC. Tetradrachms continued to be issued in his name for nearly three centuries after his death.
Their longevity was due to city magistrates regulating their weight in silver, making them a reliable currency for international trade. The obverse of this coin shows Herakles wearing a lionskin headdress, the reverse depicts Zeus holding an eagle and sceptre.