Tetradrachm Of Alexander The Great, Sardis
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.34
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek ( r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Sardis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
319 BCE-315 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Sardis (Lydia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.11 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: G A
Provenance
CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, no.472.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 2649
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.34
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of young Heracles r. wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle and scepter; to l., G [Greek gamma]; below throne, A; to r., amphora; in exergue, ivy-leaf.
Exhibition History

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted