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

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left. At left, amphora beneath vine. Inscriptions in Greek at right and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1967: with Charles Lipson, 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.; gift from Charles Lipson to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C. or later

Mint

Temnos, Aeolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.746

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins