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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 right with lion's skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left on the throne with back; himation over his knees, an eagle in right hand, left hand on sceptre. Plain border. Inscriptions at right, below, at left, and under throne. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Guy Lowell

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 332–319 B.C.


Arados (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0672.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins