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Elephants against Alexander - Battle at Hydaspes River

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Elephants were used in war, in certain parts of the world, during ancient times.  As Alexander the Great continued his quest for capturing more territory, he and his men encountered war-elephants in India.

This image depicts the reverse side of a coin which historians believe was struck in Babylon around 323 B.C.  It depicts a Macedonian rider, in attack mode (against an Indian elephant in battle).  

The coin likely depicts a scene from the Battle of the Hydaspes River (where Alexander fought against King Porus in 326 B.C.).


Media Credits

Image depicting the artifact, described above, now maintained by the British Museum in London.  Photo by Jona Lendering, online via Livius.org.  License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

 

 

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