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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 youthful Herakles right with lion-skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne with back, himation over knees, eagle on right hand; left hand on sceptre. beneath throne, a flower(?). At right: [inscription]. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb in the name of Miss Rose Lamb

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, End of 4th century B.C.

Mint

Sardis (Lydia) (?), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0691.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number

28.20

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins