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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 of this coin portrays Alexander the Great with ram’s horns, facing right.

On the back a thick club is placed vertically, with a round, handled container on one side and a quaestor’s chair on the other; the whole scene is encircled by a laurel wreath.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

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

Extended information about this artwork

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