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Drachm of Alexander III

323 BCE-319 BCE
5/8 x 1/8 in. (1.6 x 0.3 cm)

Unknown, Macedonian


Object Type: Numismatics
Medium and Support: Silver
Credit Line: Bequest of Isabel C. Herdle
Accession Number: 2005.182
Location: Currently on view
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Rulers of Alexander the Great’s divided empire continued to issue his coin types after his death to evoke his memory and reinforce their association with Alexander’s powerful kingdom.

[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Isabel C. Herdle, Rochester, NY; her bequest to the Gallery in 2005

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