Alexander & Porus

Illustration

Branko van Oppen
by The Trustees of the British Museum
published on 10 May 2019
Alexander & Porus

A rare silver medallion decadrachm depicting Alexander the Great on horseback attacking King Porus on elephant; the reverse shows the Macedonian king holding a thunderbolt while being wreathed by Nike
Babylon (?), c. 325/4-322/1 BCE
The Indian elephant thus became associated with the military victory of Alexander’s campaign.
British Museum

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