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

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Obverse: Head of Alexander-Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin. Circular counterstamp: inscription in Greek within wreath. Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding eagle on right hand, scepter-staff vertically in left. Ground line. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. (see media screen...

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Provenance

By about 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XVI, no.19); June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 65.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 201–200 B.C.

Mint

Aspendos, Pamphylia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 240.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.558

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins