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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes in the name of Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles right with lion-skin. Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne; himation over knees. Eagle on his extended right hand; in left, sceptre.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 301–290 B.C.

Mint

Tyre (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0685.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm.

Accession Number

98.1156

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins