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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 youthful Herakles to right with lion's skin. Beaded border. Reverse: Zeus, hair bound with fillet, seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back, a himation over his knees; on right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded. At left...

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Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Uncertain, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0697.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins