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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, eagle on right hand, scepter in left. At left, prow. In field left: MI Below throne: monogram in wreath. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


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

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Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 311–305 B.C.


Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins