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

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Obverse: Head of Herakles-Alexander in lion's skin to right. Reverse: Half-draped Zeus enthroned to left, eagle on right hand and scepter-staff vertically in left. At left, monogram and sphinx seated to left, holding a bunch of grapes over an amphora to left. Inscription in Greek at right,...

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Provenance

August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 190–88 B.C.

Mint

Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 183.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins