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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1174
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Stater of Alexander the Great, Babylon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
311 BCE-305 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Babylon (Mesopotamia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/188017
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.55 g
Die Axis
3
Denomination
stater
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU MI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 3749
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.1174
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Athena wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet; on bowl, sphinx r.
Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU; Nike standing three-quarter l. holding wreath and stylis; to l., M I [Greek mu, iota], monogram [Greek mu with small tau beneath, joined to rho] in wreath.

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