Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Arados (Phoenicia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0670.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, with eagle on right hand, and holding sceptre in left. Inscriptions in Greek in field at left, under throne, in exergue, and at right.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund