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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 young Herakles to right, in lion's skin: beaded border. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne with a back, profile to left, holding eagle and resting on beaded sceptre. In front of him Boiotian shield, beaded border. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0689.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

95.116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins