Books and Articles


February 2001


Chugg, Andrew. "An Unrecognized Representation of Alexander the Great on Hadrian's Alexandrian Coinage," The Celator 15.2 (February 2001), pp. 6-16

Summary:argues that images on Roman period coins of Alexandria in Egypt, which had been identified as female personifications of the city, are actually representations of Alexander as the Genius (tutelary god) of Alexandria. Also suggests that the elephant scalp headdress, which Alexander wears on Greco-Roman coins from Egypt, was derived from a cult statue of Alexander erected at his tomb in Memphis by Ptolemy.
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