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Alexander the Great on Roman medallion

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Alexander the Great on Roman medallion
Alexander the Great on Roman medallion

Alexander the Great on a Roman medallion from the 3rd century CE. The object was found in Abu Qir, northern Egypt. Alexander was shown wearing a decorated Attic helmet with his head raised, suggesting his divinity.

It is located in the Museo Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon. The medallion shows how much respect the Romans had for the Macedonian conqueror.


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