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

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand, eagle on right. At left, helmet. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1967: with Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Amphipolis (?), Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins