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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.732

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins