The publication Alexander the Great. From Macedonia to the Edge of the World accompanied the same-titled exhibition held at the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina. It tells the story of Alexander the Great through his coins. It also contains photos of coins and 4 ancient objects.
- Language: Bilingual (Greek, English)
- Edited by: Dimitra Tsangari
- Authors: Konstantinos Zachos, Katerina Liampi
- Publisher: Alpha Bank
- Place: Athens
- Year published: 2010
- Dimensions: 30 x 23 cm
- Cover type: Hardcover
- Pages: 200
- ISBN: 978-960-98363-9-5
What the publication includes
The publication looks at the history of Alexander the Great through his coins and examines their impact on the ancient world.
It presents 218 coins from Macedonia and the Hellenistic kingdoms, created after the death of Alexander. It includes many Alexander tetradrachms, as well as the imitations that circulated later on and provide indisputable proof of the power of Alexander’s coins.
It also contains coins with the deified portrait of Alexander. The great general became the first well-known mortal depicted on coins.
The catalogue of a fascinating exhibition
The publication accompanied the exhibition “Alexander the Great. From Macedonia to the Edge of the World” held by the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection together with the 12th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. The exhibition was hosted at the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina from 7 May 2010 to 31 October 2010.