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Metapontum Silver Stater
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Metapontum Silver Stater

Silver stater from Metapontum, Lucania, 520 BCE. O: Ear of wheat. R: Incuse ear of wheat.
Statue of Musician
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Statue of Musician

This is the upper part of a terracotta statue that depicts a musician who appears to play on two flute-like instruments. The Hellenistic period, 323-30 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
A Pottery Jar from Pangween
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A Pottery Jar from Pangween

This pottery jar has two bronze handles and was found in the Nzara area near Pangween village of modern Sulaimaniya Governorate, Iraq. The Hellenistic period, 323-30 BCE. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
Achaean League c. 150 BCE
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Achaean League c. 150 BCE

The Achaean League was a Hellenistic period confederation of Greek city states on the northern and central Peloponnese between 280 BCE and 146 BCE.
Deer Rhyton
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Deer Rhyton

The ancient Persian tradition of drinking or pouring wine from rhyta (drinking horns) was eagerly adopted in Classical Greece – despite the great political enmity between Greece and Persia. In the Hellenistic Age, rhyta in different materials...
Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE
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Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE

Map of the Diadochi successor kingdoms to Alexander the Great's empire, before the Battle of Ipsus (301 BCE).
Hellenic Trade Routes, 300 BCE
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Hellenic Trade Routes, 300 BCE

Alexander the Great died in Babylon on the 13th of June, 323 BCE. His Macedonian-Greek empire broke apart, but Alexander’s heritage was felt throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for centuries. Three Hellenic empires emerged from the...
Lion Hunt Pebble Mosaic from Pella
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Lion Hunt Pebble Mosaic from Pella

Pebble mosaic floor from the "House of Dionysos" at Pella (Macedonia, Greece) with a scene of a lion hunt. Last quarter of the 4th century BCE. (Pella, Archaeological Museum). The composition depicts the moment when the two huntsmen, one...
Alexander the Great, Bronze Head
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Alexander the Great, Bronze Head

Head of Alexander the Great from a smaller than life-size statue, goldleaf on bronze, 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).
Portraits of Alexander and a Youth (Hephaestion?)
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Portraits of Alexander and a Youth (Hephaestion?)

Marble portraits of Alexander the Great and a youth, perhaps Hephaestion, Alexander's closest companion, c. 325-320 BCE. One of the earliest surviving portraits of Alexander. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on loan from the J. Paul...