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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.12
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Odessos
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
125 BCE-70 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Odessos (Moesia Inferior)
Period
Hellenistic period, Late
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
16.38 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ALEXANDROU BASILEWS TH E
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 1181
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Katharine B. Taylor
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.12
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: ALEXANDROU BASILEWS; Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle and scepter; to l., TH E [Greek theta epsilon]; below throne, monogram [H with small delta or lambda atop crossbar, semicircle below crossbar].
Exhibition History

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

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