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The coinage of Alexander The Great

The coinage of Alexander The Great

Perhaps no other ruler throughout history was as influential in the design of coins and money as Alexander the Great. The coins minted during his reign influenced the future of coinage on three continents, and incorporated symbols that are still widely used in coins today. Of course, coinage was only one of the facets of history affected by Alexander. Widely […]

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MACEDONIA: Alexander style SEAL, a global brand

Intaglio shows seated Zeus clothed in sacred robe holding over one shoulder a scepter symbolizing lightning, with eagle of victory in hand. This is similar design to the huge, 13m ‘wonder of world’ statue of Zeus with winged Nike overseeing Olympic games at Elis, a uniting brand for the factious Greeks. The teenage Alexander the Great was Royal Seal-holder for […]

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Macedonian History : Prophecies about Greeks defeating the Persian Empire

Macedonian History - During Alexander’s Pan-Hellenic Campaign in Asia, ancient sources occasionally mention prophecies which foretell the defeat of Persians by the Greeks. Here we present the most important of them. 1. The Chaldean Prophecy - Greeks will overthrow the Persian Empire Curtius Rufus (3.3.6-7) “Already in a state of anciety over his immediate concerns, he was further troubled by […]

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Coins of Alexander the Great

Coins of Alexander the Great

by Andrew McIntyre In order to understand the coinage of Alexander the Great, it is necessary first to explain the ancient Greek world. There were no specific nations and no specific country called Greece in the ancient world. Greek-speaking people had settled all over the Mediterranean. They established cities from Spain to the Black Sea in southern Russia. Alexander’s […]

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Alexander’s Pan-Hellenic Campaign – Prophecies that Greeks should conquer the Persian Empire

Alexander’s Pan-Hellenic Campaign - Prophecies that Greeks should conquer the Persian Empire

Alexander with Aristander from the movie “Alexander” (2004) During Alexander’s Pan-Hellenic Campaign in Asia, ancient sources occasionally mention prophecies which foretell the defeat of Persians by the Greeks. Here we present the most important of them. The Chaldean Prophecy - Greeks will overthrow the Persian Empire Curtius Rufus (3.3.6-7) “Already in a state of anciety over his immediate concerns, he […]

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Modern Historians – The Pan-Hellenic Crusade of Alexander the Great

Modern Historians - The Pan-Hellenic Crusade of Alexander the Great

*Ulrich Wilcken, “Alexander the Great (The Norton Library) ”, page 89 Alexander undertook as his first duty the liberation of the Greek cities of Asia Minor from the Persian yoke. page 91 Everywhere the liberation from Persian rule was greeted with enthusiasm, and Alexander celebrated as the liberator. page 94 The first point of the Panhellenic program had been quickly achieved: […]

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