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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles, right, with lion-skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne, with himation over his knees; eagle on extended right hand, sceptre in left hand. In field, left, amphora. [inscription]. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

1930, sold by Charles T. Seltman (b. 1868 - d. 1952), Cambridge, England, to the MFA for $1,042.20 [total purchase price for accession nos. 30.48-30.65]. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0701.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm.

Accession Number

30.61

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins