Silver coin of Alexander the Great; Greek; Date: 323BC-280BC; Kingdom of Macedonia, Minted in: Anatolia, Turkey (Uncertain mint, Western Asia Minor) Weight: 4.12 grammes. Die-axis: 12 o’clock. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).
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