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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion's skin. Beaded border. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, in right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre beaded. At left a wreath, below throne, at right and in exergue: Greek inscriptions....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by E. P. Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell in Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 326 B.C.

Mint

Phaselis (Lycia) or Side (Pamphylia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0679.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.727

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins