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Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion-skin. Border of dots. Reverse: Within a border of dots Zeus enthroned to left, an eagle on his right hand, and holding a sceptre in his left. His feet resting on a footstool. In field, right, [Greek inscription]. Under the throne,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 336–323 B.C.

Mint

Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0676.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

Accession Number

01.5442

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins