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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 laureate sits to left on throne without back, a himation over his knees, right foot drawn back on foot stool, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre beaded. At left, a rose in profile;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection (according to MFA file card); July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September, 1904 (Note that this piece is not listed by Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, as coming from the Greenwell collection)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 323–317 B.C.

Mint

Memphis or Alexandria (Egypt), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0680; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 031.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.729

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins