Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm with Zeus

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

A flat formed Ancient Greek silver tetradrachm, featuring to the obverse the depiction of Alexander the Great as young Herakles, portrayed in profile wearing the Nemean lion’s skin headdress. The reverse displays the Greek god Zeus Aëtophoros, shown bare chested and regally seated on a throne. The deity appears holding an eagle and a long sceptre. The deity is flanked to the right side by Greek letters forming the word ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, meaning Of Alexander, and under him, beneath the throne, Greek letters forming the word ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, meaning King. MI and a sickle engraved below his outstretched arm and hand holding the eagle. Babylon mint.

Date: Circa 336/323 BC

Object Condition

Fine with some dark patina to the surface. Some details have faded.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:2.7 x centimeters

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By appointment only.

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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