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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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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.


Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins