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Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great

Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great

Iran, Pasargadae Seleucid

Alexander fighting with elephants from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 133v

Alexander fighting with elephants from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 133v

Detail of a miniature of Alexander fighting with elephants. Image taken from f. 133v of Les anciennes hystoires rommaines (A compilation of ancient history in two parts, each preceded by a table of contents: Pa... More

Griffons bearing Alexander aloft from BL Harley 4979, f. 70v

Griffons bearing Alexander aloft from BL Harley 4979, f. 70v

Miniature of griffons bearing Alexander aloft in his cage. Image taken from f. 70v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander killing a wild boar from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 49

Alexander killing a wild boar from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 49

Detail of a miniature of Alexander killing a wild boar. Image taken from f. 49 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexander Romance). ... More

Birth of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 177v

Birth of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 177v

Miniature of the birth of Alexander, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 177v of Le miroir historial (a French translation of the Speculum historiale) books 1-5. Written in French.

Roxane being brought before Alexander from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 178v

Roxane being brought before Alexander from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 178v

Detail of a miniature of Roxane being brought before Alexander. Image taken from f. 178v of Historia Alexandri (Quinte Curse Ruffe des faiz du grant Alexandre). Written in French.

Alexander and his army from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 183

Alexander and his army from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 183

Miniature of the enthroned Alexander giving orders to his generals. Image taken from f. 183 of Historia Alexandri Magni. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Harley 4376, f. 271

Alexander from BL Harley 4376, f. 271

Detail of a miniature of Alexander and the Wheel of Fortune, and the murder of Alexander II of Macedonia before the throne of Eurydice, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 271 of Chronique de la Bou... More

Coronation of Alexander and Wedding of King Philip and Cleopatra from BL Harley 4979, f. 17v

Coronation of Alexander and Wedding of King Philip and Cleopatra from ...

Miniatures of the coronation of Alexander and the wedding banquet of King Philip and Cleopatra. Image taken from f. 17v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander fighting dragons and creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 73

Alexander fighting dragons and creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 73

Miniature of Alexander and his army fighting against dragons; miniature of Alexander and his army encountering dog-headed men (cynocephali). Image taken from f. 73 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at th... More

Aristotle and Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 8

Aristotle and Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of Aristotle instructing Alexander, who holds a book covered with figures. Image taken from f. 8 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du... More

Alexander and women living in water from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 68v

Alexander and women living in water from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 68v

Miniature of Alexander finding women living in water (partly erased). Image taken from f. 68v of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexa... More

Alexander on his death-bed from BL Harley 4979, f. 79v

Alexander on his death-bed from BL Harley 4979, f. 79v

Miniature of Alexander on his death bed, giving his last speech to a group of retainers. Image taken from f. 79v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander battling horse-headed men from BL Harley 4979, f. 72

Alexander battling horse-headed men from BL Harley 4979, f. 72

Detail of a miniature of Alexander battling fire-breathing, horse-headed men. Image taken from f. 72 of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander fighting strange creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 74

Alexander fighting strange creatures from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 74

Miniature of Alexander and his army encountering men with heads on their torsos (blemmyae); miniature of Alexander and his army fighting against horse-like beasts. Image taken from f. 74 of Roman d'Alexandre en... More

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Miniature of Olympias giving birth to Alexander the Great, with two eagles on the roof of the palace (foretelling Alexander's two empires in Europe and Asia). The temple of Diana at Ephesus burns in the backgro... More

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of Olympias giving birth to Alexander the Great, with two eagles on the roof of the palace (foretelling Alexander's two empires in Europe and Asia). The temple of Diana at Ephesus burns in... More

Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 75

Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 75

Miniature of Alexander building a tomb for Bucephalus. Image taken from f. 75 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexander Romance). W... More

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 1

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 1

Detail of a miniature of the Death of Alexander, at the beginning of book 6. Image taken from f. 1 of Le miroir historial (a French translation of the Speculum historiale), books 6-9. Written in French.

King Philip and Alexander from BL Harley 4979, f. 14v

King Philip and Alexander from BL Harley 4979, f. 14v

Detail of a miniature of King Philip giving Alexander the blow of knighthood. Image taken from f. 14v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 1

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 1

Miniature of the Death of Alexander, at the beginning of book 6. Image taken from f. 1 of Le miroir historial (a French translation of the Speculum historiale) books 1-5. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 56

Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 56

Detail of a miniature of Alexander meeting a strange tribe. Image taken from f. 56 of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexander Romanc... More

Alexander the Great from BL Burn 169, f. 25

Alexander the Great from BL Burn 169, f. 25

Miniature of Alexander the Great encounters Diogenes in his barrel in Vasco da Lucena's French translation of Rufus's Historia Alexandri magni, executed mainly in grisaille. Image taken from f. 25 of History of... More

Alexander addressing his troops from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 198

Alexander addressing his troops from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 198

Miniature of Alexander addressing his troops. Image taken from f. 198 of Historia Alexandri (Quinte Curse Ruffe des faiz du grant Alexandre). Written in French.

Alexander giving gold to a priest from BL Harley 4979, f. 28

Alexander giving gold to a priest from BL Harley 4979, f. 28

Detail of a miniature of Alexander giving gold to a priest. Image taken from f. 28 of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Coronation of Alexander from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 125

Coronation of Alexander from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 125

Detail of a miniature of the coronation of Alexander. Image taken from f. 125 of Les anciennes hystoires rommaines (A compilation of ancient history in two parts, each preceded by a table of contents: Part 1, l... More

Death of Alexander Lyncestes from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 156

Death of Alexander Lyncestes from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 156

Miniature of the death of Alexander Lyncestes. Image taken from f. 156 of Historia Alexandri Magni. Written in French.

Builders constructing a cage for Alexander from BL Harley 4979, f. 70

Builders constructing a cage for Alexander from BL Harley 4979, f. 70

Detail of a miniature of builders constructing a cage for Alexander to enable him to fly. Image taken from f. 70 of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Harley 4376, f. 271

Alexander from BL Harley 4376, f. 271

Miniature of Alexander and the Wheel of Fortune, and the murder of Alexander II of Macedonia before the throne of Eurydice, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 271 of Chronique de la Bouquechardière... More

Alexander battling the Mardi and Subagrae from BL Harley 4979, f. 69

Alexander battling the Mardi and Subagrae from BL Harley 4979, f. 69

Detail of a miniature of Alexander battling the Mardi and Subagrae. Image taken from f. 69 of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Alexander attends funeral from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 129

Alexander attends funeral from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 129

Miniature of Alexander attending the funeral of those killed fighting Darius. Image taken from f. 129 of Historia Alexandri Magni. Written in French.

Alexander receiving gifts from BL Harley 4979, f. 28v

Alexander receiving gifts from BL Harley 4979, f. 28v

Miniature of a seated Alexander receiving gifts from kneeling visitors. Image taken from f. 28v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Griffins carrying Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 70v

Griffins carrying Alexander from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 70v

Miniature of griffins carrying Alexander into the heavens. Image taken from f. 70v of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexander Romanc... More

Alexander and women living in water from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 68v

Alexander and women living in water from BL Royal 20 A V, f. 68v

Miniature of Alexander finding women living in water (partly erased). Image taken from f. 68v of Roman d'Alexandre en Prose, imperfect at the end (index Le Livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, Alexa... More

Death of Alexander of Epirus from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 120

Death of Alexander of Epirus from BL Royal 17 F I, f. 120

Miniature of the death of Alexander of Epirus, with a decorated initial 'A' and a full foliate border containing hybrid grotesques. Image taken from f. 120 of Historia Alexandri (Quinte Curse Ruffe des faiz du ... More

Alexander consults his astrologers from BL Burn 169, f. 69

Alexander consults his astrologers from BL Burn 169, f. 69

Miniature of Alexander the Great consulting his astrologers about an eclipse of the sun after the battle of Arbela and illuminated initial 'A'(lexandre) in Vasco da Lucena's French translation of Rufus's Histor... More

Alexander from BL Harley 2727, f. 1

Alexander from BL Harley 2727, f. 1

Historiated white vine initial 'I'(nter) with the head of a king (Alexander), with the white vine forming a partial border. The white vine border features 2 butterflies, 1 bird, and winged putti supporting a wr... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Miniature of Alexander surrounded by advisors; miniature of Alexander encountering strange beasts; miniature of Alexander encountering beasts with curved horns. Image taken from f. 38 of Historia de proeliis, t... More

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 32v-33

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 32v-33

Miniature of Candace receiving a letter; miniature of Candaculus complaining to Alexander about the loss of his wife. Image taken from ff. 32v-33 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoir... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 27v-28

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 27v-28

Miniature of Alexander building a city; miniatures of Alexander encountering members of the strange tribes of India. Image taken from ff. 27v-28 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire... More

Alexander's army from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 9v-10

Alexander's army from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 9v-10

Miniature of Alexander's army on the march; miniature of Alexander's army at sea. Image taken from ff. 9v-10 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other ro... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37v

Detail of a miniature of Alexander being lowered into the sea in a cask. Image taken from f. 37v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Writ... More

Coronation of Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 7

Coronation of Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 7

Miniature of the coronation of Alexander. Image taken from f. 7 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 39v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 39v

Miniatures of Alexander encountering various strange beasts, including the caladrius bird. Image taken from f. 39v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and ot... More

Alexander and Porrus from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 22v-23

Alexander and Porrus from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 22v-23

Miniature of Alexander receiving a letter from Porrus; miniature of the battle of Alexander and Porrus. Image taken from ff. 22v-23 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi ... More

Alexander in battle from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 47

Alexander in battle from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 47

Miniature of Alexander in battle. Image taken from f. 47 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 31v-32

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 31v-32

Miniature of Alexander ascending a mountain; miniature of Alexander finding an old man asleep; miniature of the trees of the sun and the moon; miniature of wild beasts being presented to Alexander. Image taken ... More

Alexander burning a wild man from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 31

Alexander burning a wild man from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 31

Detail of miniature of Alexander burning a wild man. Image taken from f. 31 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Detail of a miniature of Alexander encountering strange beasts. Image taken from f. 38 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Jobas giving Alexander poison from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 41v

Jobas giving Alexander poison from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 41v

Miniature of Jobas giving Alexander poison at a dining table; miniature of Alexander making out his will. Image taken from f. 41v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Al... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 36

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 36

Miniature of Alexander encountering a group of women who live in water. Image taken from f. 36 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Writte... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 40v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 40v

Detail of a miniature of Alexander consulting an astronomer about the monstrous birth of a half-human, half-beast child. Image taken from f. 40v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire... More

Alexander battling the beasts from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 26

Alexander battling the beasts from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 26

Miniature of Alexander battling dragons; miniature of Alexander battling crabs; miniature of Alexander battling a three-horned beast. Image taken from f. 26 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La v... More

Alexander and Porrus from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 26v-27

Alexander and Porrus from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 26v-27

Miniature of Alexander unhorsing Porrus; miniature of the death of Porrus; miniature of the burial of Porrus. Image taken from ff. 26v-27 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bo... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 38v-39

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 38v-39

Miniature of Alexander battling against giant men; miniature of Alexander encountering blemmyae (men with heads on their torsos); miniature of Alexander encountering sheep-headed dragons; miniature of Alexander... More

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 5

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 5

Miniature of Philip of Macedon taking Alexander to Aristotle. Image taken from f. 5 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 7v-8

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 7v-8

Miniature of Philip and Alexander discussing envoys; miniature of Philip and Alexander setting out against Armenia; miniature of Pausanias and others marching against Philip. Image taken from ff. 7v-8 of Histor... More

Alexander in Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 11v

Alexander in Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 11v

Miniature of Alexander in Jerusalem, being met by chief priests and others. Image taken from f. 11v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. W... More

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 30v-31

Alexander in India from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 30v-31

Miniature of Alexander receiving a letter from Dindimus; miniature of Alexander having the letter from Dindimus inscribed on a column; miniature of Alexander battling giants; miniature of Alexander burning a wi... More

Alexander and Candace from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 33v

Alexander and Candace from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 33v

Miniature of Alexander rescuing Candace. Image taken from f. 33v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 36v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 36v

Miniature of Alexander pulling down the city of King Ambira. Image taken from f. 36v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander and Darius from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 12v-13

Alexander and Darius from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 12v-13

Miniatures of the correspondence between Alexander and Darius. Image taken from ff. 12v-13 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37v

Miniature of Alexander being lowered into the sea in a cask (a submarine). Image taken from f. 37v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Wr... More

Alexander encountering strange beasts from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 35v

Alexander encountering strange beasts from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 35v

Miniatures of Alexander encountering various strange beasts in India. Image taken from f. 35v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written... More

Darius and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 14v-15

Darius and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 14v-15

Miniature of the meeting between Alexander and Darius; miniature of Alexander speaking to his army. Image taken from ff. 14v-15 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alix... More

Alexander and griffins from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37

Alexander and griffins from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 37

Detail of a miniature of Alexander being carried by griffins into the sky, with a crowd of spectators below. Image taken from f. 37 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi ... More

Alexander, the Persians, and Darius from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 17v-18

Alexander, the Persians, and Darius from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 17v-18

Miniature of the battle between Alexander and the Persians; miniature of Alexander receiving the keys to the city; miniatures of the correspondence between Alexander and Darius. Image taken from ff. 17v-18 of H... More

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 8v-9

Philip and Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 8v-9

Miniature of the defeat of Philip; miniature of the battle of Alexander and Pausanias; miniature of Alexander enthroned with Bucephalus under his feet. Image taken from ff. 8v-9 of Historia de proeliis, transla... More

Darius, Alexander and Olympias from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 13v-14

Darius, Alexander and Olympias from BL Royal 19 D I, ff. 13v-14

Miniature of Darius at a dining table; miniature of the meeting between Alexander and Olympias. Image taken from ff. 13v-14 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandr... More

Alexander and crabs from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 26

Alexander and crabs from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 26

Detail of a miniature of Alexander and his soldiers fighting with crabs, with a preliminary sketch in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 26 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire d... More

Alexander and the cave dwellers from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 28

Alexander and the cave dwellers from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 28

Miniature of Alexander encountering members of a cave-dwelling tribe in India. Image taken from f. 28 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances.... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38

Detail of a miniature of Alexander encountering beasts with curved horns. Image taken from f. 38 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Writ... More

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38v

Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 38v

Miniature of Alexander battling against giant men; miniature of Alexander encountering blemmyae (men with heads on their torsos); miniature of Alexander encountering sheep-headed dragons. Image taken from f. 38... More

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 43v

Death of Alexander from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 43v

Miniature of the death of Alexander. Image taken from f. 43v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

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