The first One-World Currency ever to be issued in the West – those of Alexander the Great. The design of these coins displays the head of Herakles right, wearing a lion skin and on the reverse appears Zeus Aëtophoros seated left.
This hoard of Alexander the Great drachms is of higher quality than typically found and are from a hoard that was purchased for our study of the World Monetary System. These are the ONLY One World Currency to have EVER been created in the Western World. Not even Rome was able to achieve a unified monetary system throughout its empire. That distinction belongs ONLY to Alexander the Great.