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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion's skin. Beaded border. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, himation over knees, eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre. At left upright ear of grain. At right: [inscription]. Beaded border. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell as Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 331 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0665

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.739

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins