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A Treasure

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Oxus had a potent influence on the imaginations of men in the nineteenth century. It was rumored that rich deposits of gold lay unmolested along its banks, and that the actual descendants of ... More


Picking a Fight

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Percy Gardner struggled mightily against a compelling connection between numismatics and history. When he associated the elephant battle on the Franks medallion with an invasion of nomads during the ... More


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