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Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Adramelek in the name of Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion's skin. Beaded border. Reverse: Zeus laureate seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back on foot stool, a himation over his knees; eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre. At left and right: [inscription]. (see...

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Provenance

Canon William Greenwell (b. 1820 - d. 1918), Durham, England. 1904, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1904) NOTE: Not listed as Greenwell by K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren (1906), p. 106, no. 659.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 315 B.C. (?)

Mint

Byblos (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0684.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.734

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins