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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 Herakles, right, wearing lion's skin. [inscription]. Reverse: Zeus seated, left. Eagle in right hand. Spear in left. Right leg before the left. Symbol, uncertain (Prow of ship?). [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, After 325 B.C.

Mint

Amathos (Cyprus), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0669.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.29 gm.

Accession Number

03.959

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins