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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1963.44.39
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Drachm of Alexander the Great, Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
323 BCE - 319 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Magnesia ad Meandron (Ionia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.17 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
drachm
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 1945
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb in memory of William Eliot Lamb, Class of 1858, Keeper and Cataloguer of the coins of the University in that year
Accession Year
1963
Object Number
1963.44.39
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: Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle and scepter; to l., thyrsus.

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