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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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Provenance

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. (?)

Mint

Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.728

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins