Bust of Alexander the Great. After the death of Alexander the Great, his large Empire was left with no heir to the throne and so his strongest generals divided the Empire into kingdoms. This marks the beginning of the Hellenistic Period.
Tetradrachm: Head of Athena (obverse), 500-430 BC Greece, Athens, 5th Century BC silver
Alexander of Macedonia in a tetradrachm of Lisímaco of Thrace. About 297-281 B.C.
Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, (384-332 BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze. Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy
The photo depicts the Tetradrachm of Athens coin. On its one side the owl of Athens, with an olive sprig was carved. On the reverse side of this ancient coin there is a portrait of the goddess Athena, patron of ancient Athens, in helmet.
Alexander the Great silver tetradrachm
bensozia: The Gold Alexander Medallions of Abukir
Macedonian etradrachma showing the head of Alexander the Great, with the ram’s horn and clad in an elephant skin and aegis. This is one of the earliest coin portraits of Alexander around 318 BC Silver
Coin with the head of Alexander, 305-281 BCE
An Otago University scientist may have unravelled a 2,000-year-old mystery of what killed Alexander the Great. Detail of the Alexander Mosaic, Naples National Archaeological Museum [Credit: Ruthven/WikiCommons]