Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Post-mortem coin of Alexander the Great

NUMISMATICS: Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great (Russell A. Augustin, CoinWeek). Nice coin, plus this article gives an account of the immediate aftermath of Alexander's death.

Alexander the Great, of course, appears in the Hebrew Bible, but not by name. He is the "he-goat from the west" in Daniel chapter eight. He is also the "mighty king" mentioned in 11:3.

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