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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. Beaded border. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, in right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded. At left an anchor. [inscriptions]: at left, below throne,...

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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, 315–310 B.C.


Marathos (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0675.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins