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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Philip III Arrhidaeos

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Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion-skin right. Dotted border. Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left holding eagle in right hand and beaded sceptre in left. At left and under throne: Greek letters. Below and at right: Greek inscription. Dotted border.

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 323–317 B.C.

Mint

Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0682.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

35.102

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins