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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 in lion-skin, profile to right. Reverse: Greek inscription (in exergue). Zeus enthroned to left, holding eagle in his left, and spear (made of dots) in his right. Under throne, [inscription]. In field, a caduceus. Whole surrounded by a circle. [see media screen for...

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Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, no. 779. By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 779); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Arados (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0674.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

97.415

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins