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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. Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand, eagle on right. At left, ram protome. Inscriptions in Greek below throne and at right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Mint

Damaskos (Syria), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

67.748

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins