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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

336-323 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Cilicia

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the mythical hero Herakles wearing a lion skin cloak.

On the back, the god Zeus is depicted seated with an eagle in his right hand and a staff in his left.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Origin

Greece

Date

Struck 336 BCE–323 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 17.14 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.707

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