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Coin Portraying Alexander the Great as the Hero Herakles

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

306-297 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts Alexander the great in the guise of the hero Herakles.

The back depicts a horseman.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Portraying Alexander the Great as the Hero Herakles

Place

Kavála (Minted in)

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306 BCE–297 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΕΑΝΔΡ[ΟΥ]

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1198

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