CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

CoinWeek has rolled out their latest podcast, episode 140. In this 30 minute episode, uest host Mike Markowitz takes a look at Alexander the Great and what made him such an important historical figure in the ancient world.

When Alexander died in Babylon in 323 BCE at the age of 32, his empire covered two million square miles and included an estimated 50 million people of many different languages, religions, and cultures. Today, the span of Alexander’s kingdom encompasses modern Greece, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and a bit of India.


Alexander’s influence was also felt in coinage throughout his empire, many examples of which have survived and available today for viewing and even for purchase – for the right price of course.

The podcast is available on all the popular podcast apps including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. It is free for everyone. Generally, the team over at CoinWeek produce an episode every couple of weeks. This particular podcast is one I’ve listened to for a good while now and one I recommend for its content and information. It is always well worth the time to listen. For four years running, the CoinWeek Podcast has been recognized by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) as the hobby’s Best Audio Program.

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