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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 wearing lion-skin right. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, holds scepter in left hand, eagle on right hand. Monograms below right arm, by right shoulder, and between chair legs. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1964: with Berdj H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Berdj H. Kazandjian, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 323–300 B.C.

Mint

Marathos (Phoenicia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

64.500

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins