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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, in lionskin, right. Reverse: Bow in quiver, club and wreath. Inscription in Greek between. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 6.05 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

65.825

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins