Probably more than any ruler in history, Alexander III of Macedon truly deserved the title of Alexander the Great. Although Alexander is famous for being one of history?s greatest military strategists and for conquering most of the known world, his greatness stems from much of his honesty, humbleness and integrity which he learned from his famous tutor, Aristotle. Alexander became king before he reached the age of 20 when his father was assassinated. He immediately set out to put an end to the wars the Persians had been waging against the western world for over 200 years. His goal was clear ? to conquer the Persians in what he felt was going to be the "war to end all wars." But being a student of Aristotle, he did not want to kill and plunder the enemy, rather to treat the Persian people as his brothers and bring them a better life. These coins were minted in an age (336-323 B.C.) when Alexander the Great ruled Macedon. They are a tangible link to the history he carved. Each coin has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and come housed in their own museum grade holder.