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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:

93-92 BCE

Artist:

Greek

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Origin

Macedonia

Date

93 BCE–92 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΑΕSILLAS Q

Dimensions

Diam. 2.8 cm; 14.70 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1154

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