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Tetradrachm of Argos with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion. Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand, eagle on right. In field at left, harpa. Below throne, monogram. Inscription in Greek at right. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 220–215 B.C.


Argos, Argolis


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins