Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
336–323 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Babylon (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0676.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

Accession Number

01.5442

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion-skin.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Within a border of dots Zeus enthroned to left, an eagle on his right hand, and holding a sceptre in his left. His feet resting on a footstool.
Inscriptions in field at left and right. Monogram under the throne.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund