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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, right, wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left. Eagle in right hand. Spear in left. Symbol, thunderbolt. [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 325–315 B.C.

Mint

probably Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0664.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

03.960

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins