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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 Amphipolis

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Alexander the Great as Herakles, wearing the hero’s signature lion skin cloak, surrounded by a dotted border.
On the back (reverse), the god Zeus is depicted seated with an eagle in his right hand and a staff in his left.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

336 BCE–323 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΠΟΥ Reverse: AΛ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.6 cm; 17.16 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.714

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