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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 his knees, right foot drawn back on foot stool, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre. Throne bar and sceptre beaded. By right shoulder a small Nike with wreath...

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Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–311 B.C.

Mint

Sikyon (Sikyonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0688.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.731

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins