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Hephaestion
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Hephaestion

Hephaestion was a member of Alexander the Great's personal bodyguard and the Macedonian king's closest and lifelong friend and advisor. So much so, Hephaestion's death would bring the young king to tears. From 334 to 323 BCE Alexander the...
Dodona
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Dodona

Dodona in Epirus, north-west Greece, lies in a valley on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tomaros and was famed throughout the ancient Greek world as the site of a great oracle of Zeus. The site was expanded in the Hellenistic period, and one of...
Arsinoe II Philadelphus
Definitionby Branko van Oppen

Arsinoe II Philadelphus

Arsinoe II (l. c. 318/311 - c. 270/268 BCE), daughter of Ptolemy I became one of the most enduring figures of the Lagid or Ptolemaic Dynasty and left an undeniable mark in the historical evidence. She was married three times; first...
Hellenistic Palace Qasr Al-Abd
Imageby Carole Raddato

Hellenistic Palace Qasr Al-Abd

Qasr Al-Abd is a Hellenistic palace dating from approximately 200 BCE whose ruins stand in western Jordan, approximately 17 kilometers west of Amman. It is a two-story stone structure (measuring about 40 meters by 20 meters, and 13 meters...
Coin of Lysimachus
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Coin of Lysimachus

The obverse of this gold coin (stater), minted under the authority of King Lysimachus of Thrace (r. 305-281 BCE), shows the deified portrait of Alexander the Great, wearing the royal fillet (diadema) with the ram's horn of Ammon; the reverse...
Stater of Ptolemy Keraunos
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Stater of Ptolemy Keraunos

A gold stater minted by King Ptolemy Keraunos of Macedon (r. 281 - 279 BCE). The coin was minted c. 280 - 279 BCE in Lysimachia, Thrace. It is a rare minting from Ptolemy Keraunos' brief reign as King of Macedon, and even briefer period of...
Lamp with Crescent Moon Handle,  Pompeii
Imageby Liana Miate

Lamp with Crescent Moon Handle, Pompeii

A ceramic lamp which features an image of the Egyptian god Zeus-Ammon above an eagle on the handle. Pompeii, 1st century CE. Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, (National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia).
Colchis Alexander Stater
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Colchis Alexander Stater

Pure gold. Weight – 8,5 gr. d=17/18 mm. Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander the Great, right, wearing horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena Pallas enthroned, left, holding Nike in an open right hand and resting left hand on the arm of the...
Thracian Silver Tetradrachm
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Thracian Silver Tetradrachm

Silver tetradrachm from Thrace, reign of Lysimachus, 323-281 BCE. O: Head of Alexander as Ammon-Zeus. R: Athena holding Nike.
Two Bronze Drachms of Hadrian
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Two Bronze Drachms of Hadrian

Two silver drachms of Hadrian. The drachm on the left shows Zeus Ammon on a plinth, wearing a ram's horn (c. 134-135 CE) while the one on the right shows busts of Serapis and Isis facing each other, with a small statue of Harpocrates and...