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Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Philip III Arrhidaeos

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Obverse: Head of Herakles in lionskin right. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left. At left: monogram. Below throne, in exergue, and at right: inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, December 14, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–317 B.C.

Mint

Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

66.950

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins