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

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin. No border. Reverse: [Greek inscription], (title in exergue). Zeus enthroned to left, with eagle on right hand, and holding sceptre in left. No footstool. In field left [inscription]. Under throne [inscription]. [see media screen...

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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, 332–319 B.C.

Mint

Arados (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0670.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number

01.5443

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins