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Tetradrachm of Miletos 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, feet on small footstool, holding scepter in left hand and eagle on right. At left: a monogram. Inscription in Greek in right field, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 295–275 B.C.


Miletos, Ionia


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins