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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.


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.


Babylon (Babylonia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins