Art and political history: iconography
Roman Empire, Commodus (180-192), dupondius, c. 191/2, RIC p.395.251
The memory of the deified Macedonian king went on for generations - and was for a long time also connected to the iconography of his coins, the alexandreioi, so that this picture was still used in Roman times, not least by - less able - admirers like the emperor Commodus.
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