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

Greek
Late Classical Period
331 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0665

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.739

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, himation over knees, eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre.
At left upright ear of grain.
At right: inscription in Greek..
Beaded border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell as Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund