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Drachm with head of Herakles

Obverse: Head of young Herakles, right, wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne without a back. Inscription in Greek at right and Greek letter below seat.

Provenance

From Assos, theater (Investigations at Assos, p. 298, note 2); 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, Late Classical Period, 336–323 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kings)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.08 gm. Die axis: 11

Accession Number

84.577

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins