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

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion's skin. Reverse: Zeus seated sidewise to left on throne with high back, right foot drawn back a himation over his knees, on right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. At right, left, and below throne: [inscription]. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

Canon William Greenwell (b. 1820 - d. 1918), Durham, England. 1904, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1904) NOTE: Not listed as Greenwell by K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren (1906), p. 107, no. 661.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 280–200 B.C.

Mint

Odessos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0696

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.

Accession Number

04.736

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins