Tetradrachm of Alexander III



336-323 BCE


Overall: 1 in. (2.5 cm)

Weight: 17.1 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853



Place Made: Italy, Europe


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Head of Heracles (right) wearing lion skin, separated curls Reverse: Long-haired himated seated Zeus on dotted throne left; Eagle in right outstretched hand; staff marked by dots in left hand; feet slightly apart on pillow; *A*EANPo[Y] vertically downwards in right field; *flower?* below right hand; *extended M* in field right of feet; pitchfork with superimposed but below with lower corners connected, below throne

Course History

CLST 11.19/HIST 94.16, Roman Coins as Text, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2022


Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

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