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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lionskin, right. Reverse: Race-torch, club and bow-case. Inscription in Greek downwards, between club and bow-case, and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 14); purchased on behalf of MFA at Waddell auction 1 by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; December 17, 1982: purchased from Jeffrey Spier by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, After 311 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.71 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1983.28

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins