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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:

92-88 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Thessalonike

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the deifiled Alexander the Great, facing right with rams horns and long loose curly locks.
On the back (reverse), a lidded chest with handles, a club, and a quaestor’s stool are all shown encircled by a wreath of laurels.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

92 BCE–88 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Θ (Thessaloniki) Reverse: AESILLAS Q (Quaestor)

Dimensions

Diam. 3.2 cm; 16.61 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.716

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