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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1176
People
Alexander III, the Great, Greek (r. 336-323 BCE Babylon)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Babylon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
325 BCE-323 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Babylon (Mesopotamia)
Period
Classical period, Late
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191259
Location
Level 3, Room 3440, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art in the Service of Kings
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.24 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: M
Provenance
Robinson collection, Naville 6, 28 January 1924, 733
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Price 3635
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
1.1965.1176
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of young Herakles r. wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle and scepter, to l., trident, M [Greek mu]; below throne, monogram [inverted M with phi in center].
Exhibition History

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

32Q: 3440 Near East, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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