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The Legacy of Alexander the Great

Ashmolean Museum

15 Nov 2016 to 23 Apr 2017

Alexander the Great issued enormous quantities of coins at many different mints, creating one of the first truly international currencies.

Before the conquests of Alexander the Great coinage was a phenomenon centred mainly on the Mediterranean world. With his conquest of the Persian Empire Alexander extended coinage to the east.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free