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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 to right with lion's skin. Reverse: Zeus crowned, seated to left on throne without back, a himation over his knees, in right hand an eagle, left hand on a sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded. At left below Nike holding up a wreath in both hands. Below,...

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Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 323–319 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos (Cilicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0668.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.725

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins