Drachm of Asia Minor with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Mint: Asia Minor, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0698

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm.

Accession Number

04.740

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, right foot drawn back, himation over knees, eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre.
Under throne a hand torch.
Inscription at right.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. Purchased of Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund