Coins of Alexander the Great of Macedon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2016

Alexander conquered large areas of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The coin types produced during his lifetime were still used after his death in 323 BCE. These had the same imagery and weight standard, with local symbols to distinguish the mint. From Smyrna, 220-200 BCE (upper left); Mesembria, 125-65 BCE (upper right); Miletus, 190-165 BCE (lower left); and Babylon, 325-323 BCE (lower right). The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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