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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles, in lion-skin, to right. Hair of mane stands out straight. Border of dots. Reverse: Zeus seated on a throne without a back, to left, a himation about the lower part of his figure, holding on his right hand an eagle which faces him, his left supported on his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 320–319 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0666.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

00.168

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins