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

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Obverse:: Like 00.168; hair of mane in four horizontal rows of curls. Reverse: [Greek inscription]. Zeus as in 00.169. In field left, a bunch of grapes. Under throne [inscription]. Field large and plain. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Coin of Alexander III, Macedonia.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0694.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm.

Accession Number

00.170

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins