Coin of Alexader the Great and President Kennedy’s

After Alexander;s death, Lysimachus, one of Alexander;s more powerful generals took over part of the Macedonian Empire. The coin with the head of Alexander on the obverse, was commissioned by Lysimachus Tetradrachm during his lifetime and there after.The obverse it shows the head of Alexander depicted with ram;s horns, and on the reverse it shows Athena (goddess of war), holding the Nike figure-personification of victory.The legend of the coin clearly reads in Greek ;Of Lysimachus, King.;The second coin, which was originally commissioned shortly after President Kennedy;s tragic death has on its obverse the head of the President, and the legend ;In God we trust.;The reverse shows the American eagle with arrows and olive branches.The legend at the top reads ;The United States of America; and another legend on this side reads ;e plubribus unum;-;In God we trust.;Though both coins portray the rulers difference in sovereignty, they have a similar function, in that they advertise the their specific type of leadership to the general public.
The coin of Lysimachus showsAlexander;s head raised a lot on the obverse side when compared with the image of Athena which is on a incuse on the reverse side.Alexander;s face also takes up the whole coin, when compared to the small image of Athena on the reverse this renders Alexander;s head is the most important image on this coin.The ram;s horns on Alexander serve to associate him with the King of the Gods Zeus-Ammon, who was shown with ram;s horns.The purpose is to suggest that Alexander himself was a deity.Alexander;s hair is shown wild and curly, which signifies his tumultuous character.His face shows his eyes looking straight forward, with intense confidence in his eyes which suggests a man of bravery.His wrinkled forehead gives him an formidable look suggestive of his aggre…


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