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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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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.


Uncertain, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0704


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.42 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins