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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with bust of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

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Obverse: Draped bust of Herakles right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, eagle on right hand, sceptre in left. At left, cornucopia?. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1967: with Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., 53 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. 02180; purchased by MFA from Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., April 12, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 336–323 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

67.597

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins