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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 seated to left on throne with back, a himation over knees, right foot drawn back, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded. At left [inscription] in wreath; under throne. Below,...

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Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 317–310 B.C. (?)


Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0683.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins