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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to left with lion-skin. Reverse: Zeus seated to right on throne without back, eagle on left hand, right hand on sceptre, garment over knees. At rright and left [inscription]. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Barbarian imitation of tetradrachm of...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0704

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.42 gm.

Accession Number

04.738

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins