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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great
- Ancient Greece
- 356 BCE–323 BCE
- Obverse: ΑΛΞEΑΝΔΠΟΥ BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ
- Diam. 2.8 cm; 16.75 g
- Gift of William F. Dunham