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Tetradrachm of Mesembria with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion. Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand, eagle on right. In field at left, helmet. Greek letters at left and below throne. At left and right: inscriptions in Greek.


By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–1st century B.C.


Mesembria, Thrace


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins