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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 ancient Macedonia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Alexander the Great wearing a lion skin. The back (reverse) depicts the god Zeus seated to the left with an eagle in his right hand and staff in left. A monogram and the inscription ΑΛΑΞΑΝΔPOY also appear.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

336 BCE–323 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΑΛΑΞΑΝΔPOY

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 17.03 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.710

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