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Maker(s):Alexander III (minted under)
Culture:Greek
Title:Tetradrachm of Alexander III, the Great
Date Made:Classical Period; 336-323 BCE
Type:Coin/Numismatic
Materials:Silver (AG)
Place Made:Asia; Tyre, modern Lebanon
Measurements:25mm; 15.606g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.3
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Obverse: Alexander, right, wearing elephant headdress. Partial dot border. Countermark on cheek.
Reverse: Helmeted Athena walking right, wearing flowing robes. Holds shield in left hand, and spear in raised right hand. Eagle in lower right field; AΛEΞANΔΓOY

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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