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Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Sardis


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Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Sardis, 319 BCE-315 BCE
Coin
Greek
,
4th century BCE
Hellenistic period, Early
Creation Place: Sardis (Lydia)
Silver
17.11 g
Price 2649
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III
, 2002.34
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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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.
Provenance
CNG Sale 54, 14 June 2000, no.472.
Exhibition History
Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008