Battle of Issos - Alexander the Great



5 November 333 BCE

The Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus) occurred in southern Anatolia, around 5 November 333 BC. Young Alexander of Macedonia led the invading troops. He defeated the army personally led by Darius III of Persia in the second great battle for primacy in Asia.

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    Silver tetradrachm of Lysimachus, Greek, 305-281 BCE. Following the death of Alexander the Great, his generals divided his empire. In the turmoil that followed, the image of the deified Alexander played an important part, as his successors tried to cast themselves as his heirs. Lysimachos (reigned 305-281 BCE) inherited the kingdom of Thrace to which he subsequently added parts of Asia Minor. CM 1919-8-20-1

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    Nushaba recognising Iskandar by his portrait. (Inscription: The gate of the afflicted ones through which God comes). A miniature painting from a fifteenth century manuscript of Nezami's Khamsa ('Five Poems'). Herat, Afghanistan; 1442 (manuscript), 1535-40 (folio) Shelfmark: Add. 25900 Page Folio Number: f.245v

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    Limestone relief of the Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), 5 November 333 BCE. between the troops of Alexander the Great (336-323 BCE) and Darius III of Persia (380-330 BCE); end of the 2nd century.

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    Roman marble bust of Alexander the great (336-323 BCE), copied from a greek statue by Eufranor; 338 BCE.

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    Hellenistic cameo in agate. Aexander wears horns, denoting the Egyptian God Amun.

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    Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) Marble head, 1st half 2nd BCE from the lower Agora, Pergamon, Turkey Height 41 cm Inv. 1138 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Lion-, stag- and panther hunt on long and narrow face. Griffins, lions, head of a Syrian goddess on the lid Late 4th BCE; Marble,195x318x167 cm Inv.370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. The pediment of the lid shows a battle between Greeks and Persians, the Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus) with King Abdalonymos on his horse. Late 4th, Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv. 370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Battle of Issos (333 BCE).Alexander the Great on his horse,lionskin on his head, with raised spear. Late 4th BCE; Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv.370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), 5 November 333 BCE. center:Persian and Greek soldiers in close combat. Late 4th BCE; Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv. 370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), 5 November 333 BCE. detail right:a Persian officer falling from his horse;Perdiccas,Viceroy of Egypt. Late 4th BCE; Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv.370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Pediment of the lid: Perdiccas,Viceroy of Egypt and one of Alexander's generals, murdered in his own camp. Late 4th BCE; Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv.370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. Short face,detail of 10-01-09/40:Battle of Gazza, a Greek soldier killing a Persian. Late 4th BCE Marble, 196x318x167 cm Inv. 370 T

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    The "Alexander Sarcophagus" from the Phoenician royal necropolis at Sidon, was made for Abdalonymos, King of Sidon. face:lion hunt, detail: Alexander the Great on his horse, a dog at his feet. Late 4th BCE Marble, 195x318x167 cm Inv. 370 T

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    Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE), so-called "Alexander Azara". Copy (1st CE) of a bust by Leochares (ca. 320 BCE) Marble, height 65 cm MA 436

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    The Alexander battle,mosaic.Probably done after a painting by Philoxeilos of Entrea (4th BCE),painted for Cassander of Macedon. Scene could show the battles of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), Granicus or Gaugamela. Left:Alexander,r.:Dareios. From the Casa del Fauno,VI 12,2 Pompeii. Inv. 10020

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    The Alexander battle.King Dareios on his chariot.Mosaic after a painting by Philoxeilos of Entrea (4th BCE), done for Cassander of Macedon. Scene could show the Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), Granicus or Gaugamela. From the Casa del Fauno, VI 12,2 Pompeii. Inv. 10020

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    Alexander the Great on horseback,from the Alexander battle, probably done after a painting by Philoxeilos of Entrea (4th BCE). Scene could show the Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), Granicus or Gaugamela. From the Casa del Fauno, VI 12,2 Pompeii. Inv. 10020

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    Head of Alexander the Great (3rd BCE) from Pergamon, Turkey.

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    Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) on a throne supported by griffins. From the mosaic floor of the cathedral of Otranto, southern Italy. The cathedral was built under Roger, Norman Duke of Apulia, and consecrated in 1088. The mosaic floor was completed in 1166. See also 40-11-24/36-46

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    Le triomphe d'Alexandre,la bataille d'Arbelles. The triumph of Alexander the Great at the battle of Arbela,331 BCE.

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    The Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), 5 November 333 BCE when Alexander the Great defeated Persian King Darius III. 1602 Wood, 86,5 x 135,5 cm INV 1094

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    Die Alexanderschlacht - the Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus), 5 November 333 BCE. Painted 1529. Limewood,158 x 120 cm Cat.688

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    The Battle of Alexander against King Dareios III of Persia, Battle of Issos (also known as Battle of Issus). Canvas, 173 x 375 cm

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