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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 Herakles right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle on right hand, scepter in left. At left, wreath. Two letters in Greek below throne. Inscription in Greek at right and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1967: with Charles Lipson, 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.; gift from Charles Lipson to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 325–320 B.C.

Mint

Side (?) (Pamphylia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

67.745

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins