Gold stater, 8.59g. 18 mm., Lifetime issue NGC CHVF Strike 4/5 Surface 4/5
Obv. Head of Athena with a large Corinthian helmet, a snake ornament below the plume.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing facing looking to left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder
The exact cause of Alexander’s death is unknown. Historians have debated the issue for centuries, attributing it to poison, malaria, typhoid fever or other maladies. What is agreed upon is that the Macedonian king died in early June 323 BC while suffering a high fever that had lasted ten days. His empire was carved up by his generals and soon disintegrated.