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Tetradrachm of Macedonia (?) with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, lionskin over head and tied under chin. Reverse: Zeus seated to left, on a throne with a high back, holding eagle on right hand and scepter in left. Monograms in field at left and under throne. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 300–280 B.C.


Uncertain, Macedonia (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0693.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins