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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1962.98.25
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Babylon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
323 BCE - 317 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Babylon (Mesopotamia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180082
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.16 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU M LU
Provenance
D.M. Robinson collection
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 3692
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1962
Object Number
1962.98.25
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of young Heracles r. wearing lion skin.
Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU; Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle and scepter; to l., M; below throne (above strut), LU

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